Elements for hosting a memorable, fun fall dinner party:
-layering in plaid, festive colors, textures, and elements of nature (leaves, pumpkins, pinecones)
-going with a festive autumnal theme (all things apple dinner party, chili & cornbread dinner party, or anything you want!)
-fall-inspired cocktails or warm drinks (like mulled red wine, apple bourbon sangria, or salted caramel apple cider)
– delicious comfort food (homemade chili or soup – and don’t forget the homemade broccoli cheese cornbread!)
-delicious desserts (pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip pumpkin bread, or apple cobbler
-great friends, great company, and great conversations!
And all of my favorite tips for throwing a fabulous, fun dinner party!
I love a good excuse to pull out my trusty cast iron skillet, use apples I just picked from the trees in the mountains, and create a simple and mouthwatering dessert to share with friends! Trust me on this one, the apple cobbler recipe here is spot on!
4 cups chopped apples
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
6 tablespoons cold butter, diced
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, combine apples, lemon juice, and flour. Gently toss until fruit is well coated. Let the fruit mixture sit while you prepare the cobbler topping.
3. For the cobbler topping: in a large bowl, combine the flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Stir together, and then mix in the butter with your fingers until the mixture comes together and you have big crumbles.
4. Place the fruit mixture in pie dish or cast iron skillet. Sprinkle the cobbler mixture evenly over the fruit. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the top is browned and crisp. Serve warm (and with ice cream, if you want!), and enjoy!
And here’s my favorite blueberry blackberry peach cobbler recipe.