Top 5 delicious Irish autumn recipes you need to try

Are you over pumpkin-spiced everything? As the trees turn orange and the days grow shorter, these delicious Irish autumn recipes are bound to hit the spot.

‘Tis the season when we throw on a scarf and take selfies with our pumpkin-spiced whatevers to recreate Insta selfies everyone else has posted.

How about changing things up and trying your hand at these seasonal recipes? These delicious Irish autumn recipes are easy to follow and are made with in-season ingredients.

Whether you have an abundance of apples or brambles of blackberries, you can make these simple meals. Sit back, belly full, while your Instagram followers watch in autumnal awe.

5. Irish oatmeal pumpkin porridge ‒ traditional breakfast with a seasonal flare

Irish oatmeal pumpkin porridge is one of the best Irish autumn recipes.
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Starting off your day with a bowl of pumpkin oatmeal is sure to be more filling than a cup of overpriced latte. Ireland is known for oatmeal, though it can be bland unless you shake things up with some spices and fruits.

You could switch out the pumpkin for blackberry jam (see number four) or stewed apples (see number one).


  • 40 g rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 220 ml milk (vegan substitute: oat milk)
  • 0.25 tsp cinnamon
  • 0.25 tsp ginger
  • 0.25 tsp nutmeg
  • Roasted pumpkin seeds to garnish

Find out how to make your own pumpkin puree here.


  1. Add the ingredients, minus the seeds, to a saucepan, mixing until incorporated.
  2. Bring to the boil, then reduce to medium heat for three minutes. Stir occasionally.
  3. Remove from the heat, transfer the oatmeal into a serving bowl and garnish with roasted pumpkin seeds.

4. Scones and blackberry jam ‒ perfect with a cup of tea

Try out these tasty Irish scones with blackberry jam.
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Everyone enjoys a bite to eat with a mug of tea. Scones are traditional treats.

So, why not top them with a blackberry jam made from the fruits on your hedges for one of the most delicious Irish autumn recipes?

Blackberry jam ingredients

  • 225 g blackberries
  • 225 g sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Sit for one hour.
  2. Cook on low heat until all sugar is dissolved.
  3. Bring to boil until 105 C (221 F) on a food thermometer.
  4. Pour into a jar, allow to cool and seal.
  5. Bake some traditional Irish scones, recipe here, and stick the kettle on.

3. Potter’s pumpkin pasties ‒ magically good

Pumpkin pasties are one of the best Irish autumn recipes.
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We love homemade pumpkin pasties as much as the next wizard. With Harry Potter having been filmed at famous Irish locations, why not take a trip and pack these for an autumn picnic?

Kids are bound to love these magically baked goods during the Halloween run-up.


  • 1 pack ready-made pie dough
  • 100 g pumpkin puree (see number five)
  • 0.25 tsp cinnamon
  • 0.25 tsp ginger
  • 0.25 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp milk


  1. Mix the puree and spices to make the filling.
  2. Preheat oven to 200 C (392 F) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  3. Roll out your dough to 3 mm thickness.
  4. Use a pastry cutter to cut out circles in the dough.
  5. Dollop a 0.5 teaspoon of filling on one half of each circle.
  6. Fold the empty half over the filling to create a sealed semicircle. Use a fork to crimp it closed. Cut small slits in the top of the pastry.
  7. Add pumpkin pasties to the baking tray. Mix the yolk and milk, and brush egg wash over each pasty.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool and dig in.

2. Beefy stew and potatoes ‒ always a dinner winner

Warm yourself from the inside out with a tasty Irish stew.
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Nothing beats a big bowl of Irish stew when it comes to delicious Irish autumn recipes. You can’t get any more traditional than this.

This meal has basic ingredients, but they help warm you up on those cool, dark nights.


  • 1 lb steak pieces
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 5 vegetable stock cubes
  • 8 potatoes


  1. Brown the steak in a saucepan before adding water, bring to the boil, and simmer for one hour and 30 minutes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer for 25 minutes.
  3. Serve with slices of bread on the side.

1. Stewed apple crumble ‒ autumn in dessert form

Stewed apple crumble is one of the most delicious Irish autumn recipes.
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Topping our list of delicious Irish autumn recipes has to be this traditional sweet.

Pick those apples off your tree or visit a local orchard to make this homemade seasonal treat.


  • 3 apples (peeled and chopped)
  • 65 g and 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 0.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 130 g flour
  • 90 g rolled oats
  • 10 tbsp butter (0.5 inch cubes)


  1. Mix apples, two tbsp of light brown sugar, 0.5 tsp cinnamon, and one tbsp of water in a saucepan. Cook for ten minutes.
  2. Transfer to a baking dish and preheat oven to 180 C (356 F).
  3. In a bowl, mix the remaining ingredients. Use fingertips to work the butter into the mixture until no visible butter clumps remain.
  4. Top stewed apples with crumble mix and bake for 15 minutes until fully cooked.
  5. Dig into this delicious, warm autumn dish.

By Aaron Rice (@AaronRiceMedia)

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