Fall Baking Kick-Off: Win a KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Last weekend, we hosted our annual pie social and over sixty of our friends showed up on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

Guests who love to bake came bearing pies of all kinds, until my table was filled with fifteen homemade creations. Some were bursting with local fruits such as blueberries, apples, pears and raspberries, as well as rhubarb. Others featured nuts like pecans or coconut, and a towering Banoffee pie held sliced bananas under a mountain of whipped cream.

We had classic pumpkin pie, too, as well as a huge pot of hot spiced apple cider to accompany the desserts. It was an afternoon to remember.

Surveying the spread, one thing was apparent: my friends are as excited for fall baking as I am.

Maybe we’re psyched about baking because we can turn the oven on without heating up the whole house, or perhaps it is because we’ve finally settled into a fall routine. My recent flurry of baking was brought on by a string of rainy, grey days that inspired pumpkin spice muffins, chewy oatmeal cookies and apple pie. You know, the classics.

Whether you are a pie maker, cookie shaper or cake baker, there’s something about this time of year that urges us to pull out the butter, spices, sugar and flour and get to work. And while a mountain of dirty dishes can’t be helped, there is one kitchen workhorse that helps make fall baking much easier: the KitchenAid stand mixer.

The KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer has a 5-qt Stainless Steel bowl with handle and 10 different speeds, which means whipping cream to stiff peaks and smashing butter and sugar into fluffy mounds is just the beginning of the mixer’s prowess. I mix up all my pie crusts with the paddle attachment (here’s the tutorial) and knead the dough for my whole wheat buttermilk dinner rolls with the dough hook.

When I prepare my Winter Fruits Pavlova, the egg whites are carefully whipped to perfection with the whisk attachment. And the After School Gingerbread Project would be a chore without the mixer to beat our Royal icing into peaks.

I hope you are feeling lucky, because my friends at KitchenAid Canada wish to gift one of my Canadian readers with their very own Artisan® Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer!

(American readers, I do apologize that this is a Canadian exclusive, but I must remind you that my last giveaway was also a KA stand mixer, and it excluded Canadians. So it’s only fair! )

And that’s not all! Because I just launched a cookbook, because you are the best readers on the planet, we’re also giving away the KitchenAid ® Ice Cream Maker Attachment! Homemade ice cream to accompany all that pie? Yes please.

I love to use this awesome attachment for my homemade ice cream and sorbet. It makes up to 2 quarts of fresh ice cream, sorbet and other frozen desserts in 20-30 minutes. It’s super easy to clean and I love that I don’t have to store a whole other small appliance.

Fall baking recipes

Before we get to the giveaway, let me give you a few ideas of what you could bake up this fall. Here’s a sampling of seasonal sweets that are beloved by all and guaranteed to make your home smell incredible.

That’s a good start, I think, don’t you?



One winner will receive a KitchenAid® Artisan® Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer! This beautiful mixer has 10 speeds, a 5-quart mixing bowl, and will be in White, as pictured above. (MSRP: $599.99)

BONUS PRIZE! The KitchenAid ® Ice Cream Maker Attachment.  (MSRP: $159.99)

Total giveaway value today? $760. 

KitchenAid Canada will ship both the stand mixer and the ice cream maker attachment to the winner’s front door. Please note that this giveaway is exclusively for my Canadian readers.

To Enter the giveaway: Leave a comment on this post and answer the following question: “What is your favourite thing to bake in fall?”
Giveaway ends Sunday, October 15 at 11:59PM EST.

Good luck to all and Happy Baking!

** This giveaway has ended. Big congratulations to Tricia of Calgary who had this to say about fall baking: “I love to bake bread and muffins…anything with the fall spices..apples ..pumpkins..squash!!! YUM!” **

Tricia, your fall baking just got a whole lot more fun.

KitchenAid has generously provided the stand mixer and attachment for this giveaway, but all opinions are my own and based on a decade of working with KitchenAid appliances in my kitchen.

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. Michelle Austin says:

    Apple streusel, olive bread and banana muffins.

  2. Janet MacLellan says:

    my favourite thing to bake in the fall is apple crisp

  3. Muffins and Bread

  4. Krista Chase says:

    Pumpkin Banana Mousse Tart!

  5. My favourite things to bake in the fall…pumpkin pancakes, apple crisp and pumpkin chocolate chip muffins!

  6. MPaula Whelan says:

    I’m not much for baking; I prefer to preserve. I do like apple crisp, though, made with the recipe from Moosewood Cookbook amd local apples.

  7. Cakes, bread, cookies, scones and the occasional pie. Love the cooler temps of fall!! Can’t wait to get your new book!!

  8. Theresa Krier says:

    I love making cinnamon rolls for all my family and friends

  9. Marsha Golem says:

    Fall baking is the best. Lots of comfort food with pies coming in first place. No matter what the season, my husbands favourite will always be oatmeal cookies.

  10. The best thing to bake in the fall months is Pumpkin cookies, winner at any table you bring them to! And also, starting the prep for Christmas Pies and Cookies!

  11. I love to bake apple and/or plum crisps and pumpkin muffins.

  12. Bread bread bread bread!!

  13. apple pie and pumpkin muffin streusel!!!

  14. Susana Garcia Franco says:

    I love to bake apple pie for the hole family and eat it while watching my grandsons playing! Creating lifetime memories!

  15. I love baking spice cakes with cream cheese frostings

  16. Fall for me is all about cozy comfort. The smell of granola baking and apple or pumpkin pie. I would love to start making my own bread with natural wild yeast starter. Thank you for this opportunity to win an incredible mixer.

  17. Annie Lance says:

    Pumpkin loaves and anything apple are probably my favourite things to bake on the fall 🙂 what a fabulous giveaway!

  18. My favourite thing to bake is apple pie and oatmeal cookies for lunches. 🍎 🍪

  19. Amelie Ouellet says:

    I love to cook some hot soup or potages 🙂

  20. Alexandra H says:

    I love baking anything with apples!

  21. Madeleine Cyr says:

    My favourite thing to bake in the Fall, is The Best Zucchini Bread Ever!!!! So good

  22. Christina Weber says:

    I love baking bread, and apple pie 😊

  23. Lisa Noble says:

    Favourite fall bakes: pumpkin loaf, pumpkin muffins, apple cake and have a feeling your apple-almond galette has added itself to that list!

  24. Kerry Beyersbergen says:

    I love making jams but my favorite thing to make in the fall is pumpkin cream cheese pie! I’m incredible!!

  25. I love baking! In the fall, there’s so many options using apples, pears, pumpkin… I always bake a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. I love the tradition of it. I make the pumpkin purée from scratch which makes the pie soooo delicious.

  26. Jessica Goodman says:

    My favourite thing to bake in the fall is muffins and loafs.

  27. My favourite baked good to bake in fall are pumpkin spice macarons! Actually, anything is tasty in fall to be honest! Also, warm chocolate cookies are great too!

  28. I love baking apple pies! Last year I made mini pumpkin cheese cakes and I think I’ll do that again this year, they were so good!

  29. Mini squash or pumpkin donuts with cream cheese icing!

  30. My favourite things to bake in the fall is apple crisp (or really any apple dessert), as well as chocolate chip cookies for the kids’ lunches!!

  31. Favourite fall baking is anything with apples – sorry I can’t be more specific. Yesterday I made a caramel apple cake, on the weekend I made 2 Dutch Apple pies, this weekend I’ll make apple muffins.

  32. Apple pie is my ultimate fall bake!!

  33. Your chicken pot pie with leek and lemon! Still love all the UtHC recipes! Thanks for keeping the site up. 🙂

  34. A solely Canadian giveaway, how exciting! My favourite thing to bake in the fall is maple oat scones. And banana bread. Oh, and I can’t forget pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!

  35. I love to bake pumpkin muffins in the fall! And I just visited an apple u-pick for the first time, so apple muffins are next on my to-bake list! 🙂

  36. Wow! So excited with this giveaway price! Would be soooo useful in my kitchen!!! I love to bake potage and anything with apples!!

  37. Pumpkin pie and apple crisp!

  38. Mini Apple Pies!

  39. gianna zappitelli says:

    My favourite thing to bake is a delicious, moist carrot cake with layers and layers of cream cheese frosting! yummy!

  40. Michelle M. says:

    Eeek! What an amazing giveaway! And only for Canadians! Woo hoo! My favorite thing to bake in fall is any kind of quick bread. Muffins, loaves, zucchini, pumpkin, apple, etc. Close runner up to quick breads would be pumpkin whoopie pies with cream cheese filling. Yum!

  41. My favorite thing to bake during fall season is normand stylea pple pie. I only use Cortland and brush them with a mixture of butter and calvados right before the end of the baking.

  42. I love apple crumble.

  43. Wendy Hunt says:

    My favourite thing to bake this time of year is apple turn overs. They are easy, look really good and taste delicious.

  44. Lots and lots of cookies! And, banana bread!

  45. Apple pie! Ooh and chicken pot pie!

  46. Sarah Waters says:

    Cinnamon buns

  47. Some of my favorite things to bake in the fall are: crumbles, crisps, cookies and lots of cakes.
    Thank you,,

  48. Apples, of course. From the tree or under it… Apple pies and Apple sauce tomate use un m’y cookies recipes all winter!

  49. Zelma MacDonald says:

    cinnamon rolls and pumpkin pie

  50. I love baking anything apple, the house smells amazing. I would really love to start making my own bread.

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