Seasonal autumn recipes from the South West

Make the most of seasonal food with these recipes which celebrate the best of autumn produce. In the South West we care for acres of ancient orchards, so apples feature heavily in our recipes, as do foragable berries and other seasonal favourites.

A National Trust logo made out of apples harvested at Killerton

Killerton cider and apple cake

Killerton boasts 50 acres of traditionally managed orchard with over 100 varieties of apple tree. To celebrate the seasonal and National Apple Day we've created a delicious cake recipe for you to try making at home. You can buy the flour and cider in the shop at Killerton.

Honey tea bread, a recipe from Kingston Lacy

Honey tea bread

Honey tea bread, a recipe from Kingston Lacy, is perfect with a generous spread of butter and a steaming pot of tea.

Apple and rhubarb crumble with custard

Apple and rhubarb crumble  

Give our cookbook recipe for a crowd-pleasing, crunchy-topped apple and rhubarb crumble a go.

Vegetarian cobbler from Veggie Comfort Food, published by National Trust Books
Main courses

Autumn Vegetarian Cobbler 

A warming vegetable-based dish that's perfect as the days draw in.

An old-fashioned steamed bramble pudding

Old-fashioned bramble pudding 

As the hedgerows fill with blackberries, why not head out with a pot to gather some and treat yourself to this seasonally sweet pudding from The Hedgerow Cookbook by Ginny Knox and Caro Wilson?

A bowl of parsnip and apple soup
Soups and starters

Parsnip and apple soup 

Learn how to make a tasty and warming parsnip and apple soup, perfect for a cold day.

A gingerbread house version of Saltram
Cakes and bakes

How to create a National Trust gingerbread house 

Take inspiration from one of the grand houses in the South West, and create a National Trust gingerbread house.