Colorful Autumn Foods to Brighten the Season

colorful fruit

Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons, packed with changing colors. You can emulate these colors by including more autumn foods in your diet. Bonus, these foods are packed with nutrients!

Comfee products will help you craft delicious autumn foods using the colorful ingredients below. Whether you're planning on making pies and sauces or simply reheating tasty leftovers, Comfee has you covered with an array of affordable, trendy kitchen appliances.

  • Burnt Orange: Squash/Pumpkin

Squash and pumpkin are colorful autumn foods you can use for savory and sweet recipes! They're delicious when roasted with olive oil and spices. Or, you can turn them into tasty desserts (like butternut squash donuts!) or even drinks. Squash is fiber-rich and allows you to add a creamy consistency to foods without adding calorie-dense foods like butter or cream.

a box of pumpkin and squash

  • Red: Onion and Apple

Onions and apples are two fall-time foods that you can enjoy year-round! Onions are great in everything from soups to stews to sandwiches and salads. Apples are deliciously sweet (or tangy!), depending on the variety you choose.

some onions

Combine the two by creating delicious stuffing with sausage! Try using a Multifunction Rice Cooker when creating stuffing, as it can keep the stuffing warm even after cooking. Additionally, this model has a nonstick interior so that you won't have any stuffing left behind.

multifunctional rice cooker and a table full of dishes
  • Maroon: Pomegranate and Cranberries

Pomegranates and cranberries are a beautiful maroon color and full of nutrients such as vitamin C (pomegranate arils) and antioxidants (both). Pomegranates make for an excellent snack by themselves, on top of yogurt, or in delicious smoothies. Cranberries are great as a tangy juice, dried, or tasty sauce for the holidays.

Pomegranate

  • Bright Orange: Citrus

Citrus fruits like oranges provide a boost of vitamin C to help you stay healthy while the weather changes. Plus, they add flavor to marinades, sauces, and more. Oranges and grapefruits make excellent snacks as well!

Orange

  • Green and Purple: Brussels Sprouts

If you haven’t tried roasted brussels sprouts, you’re missing out on a delicious green (and purple) veggie. They’re also packed with good-for-you nutrients. Simply toss them in olive oil, sprinkle your favorite seasoning, and roast away.

Brussels Sprouts

Simply add them to an air fryer, like this Digital Air Fryer, and you can have them ready to eat in 10 minutes. Don’t worry, clean up is easy with the included nonstick basket.

digital air fryer
  • Butter: Pears

Pears are some of the most beautifully colored food for autumn season. They come in burgundies, gold, and light butter colors (bartlett pears). They're delicious as a sweet snack. Though, if you're looking for autumn food ideas, you can turn them into tarts or pies.

pear

  • Colorful: Swiss Chard

Swiss chard is one autumn food that comes in many colors. It's the perfect veggie for sautéing or boiling alongside a protein like steak or salmon. It has a mild, lightly sweet taste that goes well with many sides and flavors.

Swiss Chard

Simple Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Use up any leftover pumpkin with this easy pumpkin pie recipe! You can skip the traditional oven for this one, as an air fryer will have it ready in half the time. You'll need the following:

  • 15 oz pumpkin puree (or roasted and pureed pumpkin)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp each: ginger, nutmeg, salt
  • 1 premade pie crust (uncooked)

Pumpkin Pie

Directions:

  1. Preheat your Air Fryer Toaster Oven to 350F. 
  2. Whisk all ingredients together until you reach a smooth consistency.
  3. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the pie crust.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until you insert a knife in the center and it comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool completely.
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