Macy’s Culinary Council Chefs Put Apples at Core of Autumn-themed Recipes

More than any other season, the flavors of fall seem tied to memories of family. Whether it’s a hand-me-down recipe for cranberry relish or Grandma’s homemade pumpkin pie, these dishes provide a warmth and comfort that are the perfect counterpart to brisk winds and falling temperatures.

Three members of Macy’s Culinary Council – Rick Bayless, Marc Forgione and Marcus Samuelsson – share recipes that feature another fall favorite: apples. Their crisp taste makes these recipes memorable when served as part of a special holiday meal or informal gathering. And for more seasonal recipes from Macy’s Culinary Council chefs, visit


Rick Bayless: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apples and Chipotle

“If there’s a Latin grocery near you, look for fresh calabaza, the tan or green Mexican pumpkin with bright orange flesh, usually sold in big chunks. I like to set off its sweet flavor with a little apple and a bit of smoky chipotle.”

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Marcus Samuelsson: Braised Short Ribs

“As soon as warmer weather cools, I’m all about braising. This gives these short ribs a warm, comforting flavor.”

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Marc Forgione: Honeycrisp Apple and Dried Fruit Cobbler

"This is a lighter take on the traditional cobbler. Instead of baking the fruit for a half- hour to crisp the topping, I bake the topping separately, and then gently sauté the fruit for just a few minutes to make a warm compote.”

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Feeling inspired yet? Now that you have the perfect Fall recipes, check out mBLOG's guide to ‘How to Host the Perfect Friendsgiving.’ Whether you're planning your Thanksgiving celebration with friends or family ... or both, Macy's Culinary Council is dishing out tips to planning the menu, setting the table and prepping the meal! Read More on mBLOG.