This time of year is fantastic for foodies, so make the most of seasonal British produce and serve some autumnal canapés at your autumn wedding. Think rich flavours, refined comfort food and plenty of warming spice. Yum!
Here are a few canapé ideas for your autumn wedding to get you started.
Pumpkin & Squash Autumn Canapés
Autumn is often associated with pumpkins, and for good reason - these bright orange gourds are in season at this time of year, meaning they’re plentiful and delicious. Pumpkins - and similar veggies like butternut squash - are really versatile and can be used for both sweet and savoury dishes.
Try some pumpkin or butternut squash tarts - the perfect autumnal canapé with seasonal flavours, buttery pastry and a hint of spice. Top puff pastry with roasted pumpkin, sprinkle with ricotta cheese and finish with a drizzle of spiced honey for a delicious little bite.
What could be more autumnal than a big bowl of warming soup? Transform this into a canapé by serving creamy butternut squash soup in shot glasses or espresso cups.
Roasted Root Veg Canapés
We love tucking into roasted veg at this time of year for a bit of nostalgic comfort food. Take this idea and turn it into something elegant for canapés your guests will love. Try roasted beetroot, served with whipped goats cheese and caramelised onion chutney for some delicious autumn flavours - serve on crispy crostini or crumbly oatcake.
Alternatively, why not opt for a miniature version of a roast dinner? Stuff cubed roast potatoes inside mini Yorkshire puddings, and serve with a slice of perfectly pink roast beef and a dollop of horseradish sauce.
Autumn Apple Canapés
Apples are another versatile autumn ingredient that works well for both sweet and savoury canapés. For something fresh and light, try combining apple and crab. Top thin slices of crisp, green apple with a mixture of crab, lime juice, sour cream, shallots and chives.
If you’d prefer something more traditionally autumnal, top rustic artisan bread with brie and caramelised cinnamon apples. Delicious!
Venison Canapés for Autumn
If you’re looking for a meaty option to serve as part of your autumn wedding canapé selection, something with venison would be perfect. Venison is in season during autumn and winter, so make the most of its delicious rich flavour.
We love smoked, cured venison served with fig and blue cheese, or thinly sliced venison salami served as part of an antipasti selection.
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