Fall Flavors & Autumn Aromas: Foodie Heaven in Maine

Autumn is here in full force and for most of us, that means crisp cool days, colorful foliage, pumpkin carving, and celebratory fall festivities. The autumn months are a fun time for adventuring and exploring the great outdoors, but also a nice time for relaxing at home in your coziest sweater. Lucky for you, you don’t have to choose!

This month, Hammock Pack is bringing the great state of Maine to your doorstep so you can have the best of both worlds! Maine is a superb location for ringing in the fall weather – from the gorgeous rolling mountains covered in red and yellow leaves to the chilly and rocky coastlines dotted with lighthouses.

One of the best reasons to celebrate the cooler months in Maine? This state sure knows a thing or two about delicious, hearty food! We’ve rounded up the top recipes inspired by classic Maine dishes and shared by renowned Maine foodies, so you can have a taste of autumn in “The Pine Tree State” from the comfort of your own home.

Rosemary Pork and Shallot Apple Puffs via From Away

Looking for something that’s a tad sweet, a tad savory, and packed with rich fall flavor? Look no further than these Pork and Shallot Apple Puffs from Jillian and Michael, the bloggers behind the Maine-themed foodie website, From Away. The duo has been featured in multiple Maine-based food magazines and websites and have won awards for their mouthwatering recipes.

These flavorful little pastries would make a perfect appetizer for a day of tailgating before the big game, or even a Halloween party. For a fun DIY twist, head out to the countryside and pick the apples yourself.

Frankenstein Halloween Dip via Mignardise

Speaking of Halloween parties, check out this festive “Frankenstein Dip” shared by Maine foodie blog, Mignardise. Despite the spooky-sounding name, this healthy dish is really just “Green Goddess” dip and can be whipped together with some Greek yogurt, sour cream, vegetables, herbs and seasonings.

Serve the dip in a black cauldron or similar Halloween-themed bowl and it’s sure to be a hit at your party. Plus, the low calorie count means more room for candy bars. It’s a win-win!

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies With Maple-Marshmallow Cream Filling via Two Fat Cats Bakery

We don’t know about you, but just the name of this festive fall treat has us salivating! Originally created by Two Fat Cats Bakery in Portland, Maine, these whoopie pies combine two classic fall flavors: maple syrup and pumpkin.

Fluffy, chewy, creamy, and sweet; you may want to make a batch just for yourself if you’re planning to bring these goodies to an autumn get-together. We guarantee you won’t be taking home leftovers!

DownEast Maine Pumpkin Bread via Allrecipes.com User

If you prefer your pumpkin treats to be a little less sweet, give this traditional Maine bread loaf a whirl. The recipe calls for pumpkin puree and seasonings like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger, giving it a slightly spiced flavor.

With a whopping 5 out of 5 stars (and more than 6000 reviews) on Allrecipes.com, we have a feeling that this pumpkin bread just might become a fall staple in your home once you’ve tasted it.

 

Julia Child’s Lobster Bisque via Maine-ly Lobster

You didn’t think we’d put together a Maine-inspired recipe list without including lobster bisque, did you? This thick seafood stew is a state staple and a perfect dish to try out this fall season.

Is there anything more comforting than a pot of hot soup simmering on the stove while a cool autumn wind blows outside? Not to mention that it’s packed with chunks of lobster, carrots, tomatoes and onions. It’s hearty, flavorful, and creamy, and begs to be savored on a chilly day.

 

Do you feel like trip to Maine this fall is right up your alley? Us, too! Luckily, you can save money on the plane ticket and have some fun Maine-themed surprises delivered straight to your doorstep instead.

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