Crisp autumn mornings call for warming dishes that comfort and satisfy. Here’s are some of our favorite recipes for leisurely mornings — gather around the kitchen table, and savor the best of fall flavors.
|Poached Eggs with White Bean-Tomato Ragout
White beans simmered with pancetta, rosemary and fire-roasted tomatoes make an enticing base for poached eggs. This dish is just as delicious at dinner; add a thick slice of broiled country bread.
|Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar-Pecan Streusel
Lighter than you would expect, with the rich flavor of pumpkin and spices, and a thick layer of crunchy brown sugar and pecan streusel, this coffee cake is perfect for a festive autumn brunch.
|Bacon and Leek Quiche
Rich with eggy custard and encased in a buttery crust, quiche can be made with an endless variety of combinations. This classic version combines tender leeks, crisped bacon and rich, melted cheese.
|Dutch Apple Pancake
This pancake puffs up to a fluffy, golden brown in the oven, thanks to eggs in the batter. Dust it with confectioners’ sugar before serving for a beautiful presentation.
|Broccoli Rabe, Pesto and Smoked Mozzarella Strata
Broccoli rabe’s slightly bitter taste is the ideal match for egg-soaked sourdough bread, pesto and Italian cheese in this gorgeous strata.
|Steel-Cut Oats with Honeyed Pears and Glazed Pecans
Steel-cut oats result in a textured oatmeal, with a deliciously chewy yet tender bite. Top with crunchy sugared pecans and cinnamon-coated pears, and you’ll be in oatmeal heaven.
|Garden Hash Browns with Poached Eggs and Bacon
Zucchini and carrots lend color and flavor to this potato hash, which is shaped into patties and fried until crispy. Top the patties with poached eggs and serve with a side of bacon for a delicious and unexpected meal.
|Almond-Crusted French Toast with Berries
Crunchy almonds, fresh raspberries and fragrant orange zest bring this classic breakfast dish to a whole new level. Challah absorbs the eggy custard and creates a French toast similar to the pain perdu of New Orleans.
|Frittata with Sausage, Wild Mushrooms and Cheddar
A hearty entrée for a weekend brunch, this savory frittata is chock-full of woodsy wild mushrooms — use whatever’s available at your market.
|Cinnamon Waffles with Caramelized Apples
Caramelized apples and whipped cream transform cinnamon-laced waffles into a luxurious breakfast with just the right amount of warm spices.