Mabon Cooking

Mabon is a holiday dedicated to family, feasting and friends. Try some of our favorite fall-themed recipes to celebrate the autumn equinox!

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Baked Apples with Salted Caramel Sauce

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Make a bunch of baked apples to celebrate Mabon. Image by Armstrong Studios/Photolibrary/Getty Images

If you've gone apple picking for Mabon, this is a delicious way to use some of them up! Stuffed with nuts, raisins, and spices, these baked apples can be topped with salted caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream, or both! Go ahead, we won't judge you for your food choices!

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Dark Mother Honey Wheat Bread

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The goddess' aspect as the Dark Mother, the crone, is celebrated at Mabon. This lovely honey wheat blend is perfect for your autumn equinox celebrations, honoring the harvest and the end of the fertile season. Serve it up with herbed oils for dipping, or a batch of fresh warm apple butter!

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Crockpot Apple Butter

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Image by Patti Wigington 2009

Apple butter is a delicious treat all year long, and if you make it in the fall with fresh apple sauce, you can preserve it to eat later on. Enjoy this tasty spread on warm bread, or just straight from the jar!

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5 Easy Harvest Herbal Butter Blends

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Mix up a batch of herbal harvest butter for your fall celebrations. Image by Dave King/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images

When the Mabon season rolls around, most of us are still harvesting our herbs from the gardens. One of the easiest things to do with herbs is mix them up into a butter blend. You can spread this on fresh-baked bread during your Mabon feast or use it in your favorite recipes.

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Stuffed Grape Leaves

Dolmas, or stuffed grape leaves, are a staple of Greek meals. Image © Getty Images; Licensed to About.com

This appetizer takes a while to prepare, but it's well worth it. Stuffed grape leaves, or dolmas, are a staple of Greek cooking and a delicious accompaniment to your Mabon feasting. They celebrate the gods of the vine by using both the grape leaves and raisins.

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Ren Faire Turkey Leg

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One of the high points of fall RenFaires is the food!. Image by Monty Rakusen/Cultura/Getty Images

Every year in the fall, countless numbers of Pagans attend Renaissance Festivals and Faires across the world. It's a great way to get that old-world feeling, and get in touch with days gone by, although with better hygiene and plumbing improvements. If you're a fan of Renaissance Festival cuisine, you'll really enjoy this. The smoked turkey leg is a staple of most Ren Faires, so why not take the time to whip a few together for your Mabon celebration?

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Buckeye Candies

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Make a batch of Buckeyes to celebrate fall!. Photo Credit: Steven Depolo/Flickr/Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0)

The Buckeye, a small brown nut, which begin dropping in late August, have been used for many years in some traditions of folk magic. The Buckeye is associated with prosperity and abundance. Why not whip up a batch of Buckeye candies for your Mabon guests, and share your wishes for a bountiful harvest with your friends?

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Pomegranate Sorbet

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The pomegranate is the symbol of Demeter and her lost daughter, Persephone. Image by Michaela Begsteiger/Image Broker/Getty Images

The pomegranate symbolizes the fertility of the goddess and is representative of Persephone, daughter of Demeter. This delicious sorbet is easy to make, and can be prepared as part of ritual or in advance.

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Butternut Squash Soup

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Make a hearty squash soup for your Mabon celebrations. Image by StockStudioX/E+/Getty Images

Butternut squash soup can be made in a variety of ways – you’ll find dozens of different recipes all over the Internet – but this is my favorite way to make it. Try this hearty soup as part of your Mabon celebration!

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5 Easy Recipes for Baked Apple Chips

Apple Chips
Make baked apple chips as a healthy fall snack!. Image by westend61/Getty Images

Apple chips are super-simple to make, and they’ll last for ages if you store them in an airtight container. Not only that, they’re a healthy snack alternative to so many of the other things that we tend to eat on a regular basis.Here’s a selection of our five favorite ways to make dried apple chips.