"Fall Back" Recipes

Put that extra hour of time to good use by making a recipe that needs just a few extra minutes to rise, marinate, or simmer.

  • Peppermint-White Chocolate Candy Slabs
    Oxmoor House

    Peppermint-White Chocolate Candy Slabs

    Let these delicious candies stand for one hour and you can cross nearly everyone off your gift list this year. Simply package the homemade bark into festive tins and bind with ribbon. Don't forget the recipe!
  • Cocoa-and-Chile-Rubbed Pork Chops
    Photo: © Quentin Bacon

    Cocoa-and-Chile-Rubbed Pork Chops

    Brine pork chops for an hour in a mixture of water, red pepper, and salt. That hands-off hour ensures these pork chops are at their very best, and most flavorful.
  • Rice Bread
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Fonda Shaia

    Rice Bread

    Letting the dough for this delicious recipe rise well be the best spent hour you’ve had in your kitchen lately. The best news? While it rises, you can be anywhere else you'd like to be: on the porch with a drink, sipping coffee on the armchair, or even grabbing a quick manicure.
  • Refrigerator Yeast Rolls
    Photo: William Dickey

    Refrigerator Yeast Rolls

    Once you make this delicious recipe, you'll never go back to store-bought rolls again. Make a big batch; the family is sure to want them later in the week.
  • Chocolate Truffles
    Photo: Hector Sanchez

    Chocolate Truffles

    This beautiful bowl of chocolate needs a little time to set, so that extra hour you get overnight is perfect for the firming process. After it's set, simple spoon out servings and enjoy.
  • Boiled Peanuts
    Jennifer Davick

    Boiled Peanuts

    Serve a Southern delicacy for an afternoon snack. Once these peanuts are cooked, let them stand one hour before enjoying.
  • So Good Brownies
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Marian Cooper Cairns

    So Good Brownies

    This, on the other hand, will be the longest hour of your life. To get the best flavor, let these chocolate morsels cool completely. You may need to bind your hands.
  • Chocolate-Pumpkin Marble Cake
    James Carrier

    Chocolate-Pumpkin Marble Cake

    This playful marbled pound cake features two separate batters, one flavored with chocolate and the other with pumpkin. And though it takes one hour to bake, you'll thank your patience later.
  • 1-Hour Spanish Chickpea Soup
    Photo: Jamie Chung; Styling: Ariana Salvato

    One-Hour Spanish Chickpea Soup

    Put your pressure cooker to work and have dry and tender chickpeas in just one hour. Use high-quality, cured Spanish chorizo (and not the fresh or raw Mexican version) for the best flavor and texture in this earthy, satisfying soup.
  • Beef and Butternut Chili
    Photo: Ditte Isager

    Beef and Butternut Chili

    This warm, savory stew simmors for one hour. This will give the warm aromas enough time to fill your kitchen and house.
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