The Roast Fruit And Meat Combo That Will Give You Cozy Fall Vibes

Fall is a season of change, colorful transitions, and a whole lot of cozy foods and drinks. The drop in temperatures often means sipping on pumpkin spice lattes under falling red and orange leaves, as well as whipping up a plethora of spiced desserts, like apple cider doughnuts or anything that has the word "pumpkin" in front of it. It's also the perfect time to dust off those fall spices that add warmth and subtle sweetness to such desserts (we're looking at you pumpkin pie spice, allspice, and ginger), per Taste of Home.

But fall isn't just about the sweet stuff, as it's a season that showcases savory roasted meats, piping hot soups, and chunky stews like Texas red chili. And if you really want to put that creative cap on, you can combine sweet and savory foods into one delectable platter — we're talking about a roasted meat and fruit combo that will give you some seriously cozy fall vibes and we'll bet you'll "fall" head over heels for it.

Taste the grapes of wrath ... and sausage

Hear us out: A platter full of roasted sausages and grapes might cause some confusion, but The Kitchn assures food fans that the secret lies in their tasting notes. Grapes contain "floral and honeyed" flavors while sausage has loads of spices, like garlic, fennel seeds, and red pepper flakes. And the combination is like a flavor match made in heaven.

Fine Cooking also notes that this is a "classic Italian pairing" with a rich broth underneath it. Broth variations may include balsamic vinegar, onions, dry red wine, and low-sodium chicken broth, as well as herbs like oregano and rosemary — and Food Network agrees. For even more flavor, poke a few holes in the sausages so those juices can seep out onto the grapes, onions, and within the broth.

Fall certainly has a place for pumpkins, but it's also a time to celebrate a change of recipes and stepping out of one's comfort zone. So give this one a try to experience the blend of sweet and savory flavor notes.