Here are a few fall food ideas you can serve at your upcoming Fall Harvest Party- Pumpkin No-Bake Cheesecake Oatmeal Crisp + Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail. Get the recipes below!
Fall Food Ideas | Pumpkin No-Bake Cheesecake Oatmeal Crisp + Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail
Fall is definitely in the air, and we’re getting ready for our favorite time of the year. The temperatures are dropping, but hopefully, you will be falling in love with some of our favorite fall inspired recipes and tablescape idea. We love to entertain year round and this autumn we are rolling out our Pumpkin No-Bake Cheesecake Oatmeal Crisp. And it takes very little time to whip up. It’s four ingredients and some fridge time, and you’re done. (note: make the oatmeal crisp crumble ahead of time) For this one, we are replacing the traditional Graham cracker pairing with an oatmeal crisp crumble, and it works perfectly. The oatmeal crisp crumble has the sweet taste of cinnamon, brown sugar, and nutmeg. Doesn’t that so much better than plain old Graham crackers?
Fall Food Recipes
Rich layers of oatmeal crisp crumble, no-bake pumpkin cheesecake, and velvety caramel sauce! YUM!
Pumpkin No-Bake Cheesecake Oatmeal Crisp
- 8 ounces Cream Cheese (room temperature)
- 1 cup can pumpkin
- 1/2 granulated or superfine sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice flavor
- 8 ounces Cool Whip, thawed
- 1/2 cup Oatmeal Crisp Crumble
- 2 Tablespoons Caramel Sauce
Note: Make Oatmeal Crisp Crumble ahead of time and reserve for use later.
Into the bowl of stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, add cream cheese, and pumpkin beat until ingredients are well incorporated. Add sugar, pumpkin pie spice and continue mixing until the mixture is well-mixed. A little at a time, add the Cool Whip and gently fold into the mixture until it is fully mixed. Refrigerate for 3 hours until the mixture is set. Into the bottom of a serving glass, add a tablespoon of caramel sauce, ladle two (2) tablespoons of oatmeal crisp crumble into the glass, add 1/2 cup of no-bake cheesecake, top with more oatmeal crisp crumble and caramel sauce. Serve. I love this dessert, and I think you will too!
Oatmeal Crisp Crumble
- 1 cup Old Fashion Whole Oats
- 3/4 cup Flour
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 stick (8 tbsps) cold Unsalted Butter, cut into a small dice
- 1/2 (4 tbsps) stick of Unsalted Butter
- 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Clove
Into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment add whole oats, flour, brown and white sugars, sea salt, spices and diced butter, mix until the mixture comes together resembling small crumbles. Remove mixing bowl from the stand mixer.
Place a large cast iron or non-stick skillet over med-high heat. Add the 1/2 stick of unsalted butter, when the butter is melted adjust the heat to low and add three cupfuls of the oatmeal crisp crumble mixture a cup at a time until, stir the oatmeal crisp crumble into the melted butter, the mixture will begin to brown and separate into crumbles. Remove skillet from heat. Set the oven to high broil. When the oven is hot, place the skillet on the center rack and heats the oatmeal crisp crumble until the top is golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside for later. Go ahead, grab a little nibble. Now, tell me that ain’t super yummy.
We also created a fallstastic Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail using one of our favorite bourbons. Michter’s Small Batch Bourbon is a well-balanced bourbon with smokey notes and a nice oak finish. This is a seriously delicious cocktail that stands on its own, but it also works wonders paired with our equally delicious dessert. So, are you ready to entertain and impress your guests with these two fall favorite recipes? I am thinking you are way ahead of me and already planning your next shindig and I ain’t mad at you!
With the right ingredients, a rock solid cocktail is just a shake or stir away. One way to ensure a fantastic finished product is to start with quality ingredients. We selected a good bourbon, fresh apple cider, and spice old fashioned mixer. Just three ingredients to make this a delicious start, middle, and finish. Let’s raise a glass to all things fall and let the good times’ rock steady!
Most great cocktails get its start in the bar mixing glass or cocktail shaker. For this recipe, I chilled both the mixing glass and the serving glasses. I allowed both to sit in the lower part of the fridge for 10 minutes. This helps ensure a nicely chilled cocktail.
Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail
- 1/2 ounce Spiced Old Fashioned Mixer
- 1 1/2 ounce Michter’s Small Batch Bourbon
- 3 1/2 ounce Cold Pressed Apple Cider
- Large Cube Ice
- Sprig of fresh Sage
Fill the mixing glass halfway with ice, add bourbon whiskey, apple cider, and spiced mixer. Stir vigorously with a long-handled bar spoon for 60 seconds. Strain into a standard rocks glass over a large cube of ice. Garnish with a fresh sprig of sage. Serve.
No party is complete without awesome decorations. Tatanisha put together a beautiful fall and owl-themed tablescape worth drooling over.
Regardless of what you serve, how your table is decorated, enjoy it! Each season should be celebrated to the fullest. And as long as you’re surrounded by people you love and adore, that’s all that matters!