10 Most Popular Recipes of October 2021

Our most popular recipes of October 2021 showcases everything you made the most this month, including homemade pasta and breakfast sausage, an incredible caramel apple slab pie, a few riffs on French onion flavors, and bucket loads of pumpkin pie spice mix.

French onion skillet chicken in a copper frying pan with a person lifting out a serving
Take the elements of French onion soup–beef broth, a hunk of bread, tons of caramelized onions, and a raft of cheese–and mash it up with perfectly seared chicken thighs, and you have French onion-skillet chicken. Sounds weird, I know, but I swear it works.
A caramelized onion and Gruyère galette with a rye crust and sprigs of thyme.
If you love French onion soup, with its rich, beefy broth, sweet, deeply caramelized onions, and that luscious, nutty and gooey layer of cheese-laden toast, you’ll love this galette. All the flavors of the classic soup have been distilled into a galette for ease, but also for fun!
A table with colourful napkins, a plate with a slice of pie , a cup of coffee, and a yellow pie plate with a chocolate buttermilk pie that's missing one slice.
This pie was the perfect ending to Sunday supper. It’s mildly sweet with deep chocolate flavor, smooth, and custardy, with a great tang from the buttermilk.
Homemade pasta dough in 5 colors, plain, squid ink, spinach, beet, and saffron on a white background.
This homemade pasta dough is foolproof and easy to make by hand or with your stand mixer with just eggs, flour, olive oil, and salt. Italian through and through. Here’s how.
A pork loin roast, tied and seasoned with salt and pepper, on a foil-lined sheet pan with a wire rack.
This pork loin roast calls for boneless pork loin, olive oil, salt, and pepper to be slow roasted. Four ingredients. Incredibly easy to make. No fuss. And it makes the one of best roast pork we’ve ever had.
Caramel apple slab pie in a large metal sheet pan, on a wire rack with a pie knife.
Slab pies are perfect for feeding a crowd–or a small group of people who just really, really love pie. My take on the American favorite includes caramel-coated apples and raisins, covered with a nutty crumble topping.
Pumpkin pie spice in a glass jar on a wooden cutting board, surrounded by measuring spoons full of various spices.
Pumpkin pie spice is easy to make at home. Just pour the spices you already have in your pantry in a bowl and stir. An easy and inexpensive substitute for store-bought blends.
A sheet of parchment paper with a rectangular mushroom, leek, and Gruyere tart with a square piece cut from the corner, and garnished with thyme.
This mushroom, leek, and Gruyère tart, made with puff pastry, topped with garlic and thyme-infused leeks and mushrooms and Gruyère cheese is an easy appetizer or light vegetarian entrée.
A metal platter with 4 round homemade breakfast sausage and 6 link sausages.
Homemade breakfast sausage is the ultimate indulgence. Made with pork shoulder, pork fat, dark brown sugar, fresh garlic, and a handful of spices, it's easier than you might think and even more delicious.
Seven dirt bombs on a wire rack over a baking sheet and a bowl of cinnamon sugar with one dirt bomb in it.
These dirt bombs, based upon those sold at Bantam Bread Company in Bantam, CT, are irresistible baked donuts spiked with nutmeg and cardamom and rolled in butter and cinnamon sugar.


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