An autumn inspired lasagna loaded with real apples, cider, pumpkin and so much cheesy goodness! This sweet and spicy savory dish is one for the books!
I loooove pumpkin in savory recipes. I don’t see it to frequently, we’re all crazy over all the pumpkin loaded sweet treats, but when I do see it, or when I do it myself, I get so giddy! It’s a little different from the norm, and I love that.
I mean, isn’t that why so many of us love to cook in the first place, to experiment, try new things, trash things up, think outside the box, and reach outside of our comfort zone. It’s one of the reason I love cooking so much. And this blogging thing certainly helps.
It’s pushed me to try new things, and have my family try new things, that I normally never would have. It’s taught me so much about flavor combinations and I can tell you for a fact that I see something every single day, that I never would have thought to use together, but it works. And when I see some crazy combinations, it excites me to try something new.
Plus, who the heck wants to eat the same foods all the time? That’s incredibly boring. Variety is the spice of life, right? Well, it is in the kitchen and at the dinner table as well. I can’t even explain to you the feeling of excitement and happiness that comes over me when Im trying something new to me, or experimenting with new flavors or combos in the kitchen, yes sometimes I’m weary, but when it turns out better than expected, it’s one of my favorite emotions. I can’t explain it, but I know that some of you know exactly what I’m talking about.
This lasagna was one of those times. I knew that pumpkin and apple were great together, I’ve done it before and I see it daily, but they’re always in the sweeter sense, so I was certainly worried about how a savory combination might be. But it turns out, I had nothing to worry about, because IT WORKS!
This lasagna has so much going on. The flavors seem kind of everywhere, but when you smell it coming out of your oven, and sink your teeth into that first bite, you’ll know what I’m talking about. It’s a touch sweet from the cooked pumpkin, but with a whole lot of heat too, and lot’s of spice! It’s an Autumn lasagna at it’s finest. You will love it!