Burned out on beer and barbecue? After all those sweltering summer weekends in the backyard, the first cool nights of fall can feel like somebody switching on the air conditioner. Nothing ushers in autumn like the tart-sweet taste of apples at the height of their season, along with one of our favorite drinks: crisp, cool cider. Here’s a great meal to celebrate that season-straddling moment between summer and fall, a five-course feast that pairs perfectly with a nice, light cider. Nice knowing you, summer. See you next year.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Smoked PaprikaProsciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Smoked Paprika

Watercress Salad with Manchego, Membrillo, and AlmondsWatercress Salad with Manchego, Membrillo, and Almonds

Grilled Salmon with Lemon-Pepper Compound ButterGrilled Salmon with Lemon-Pepper Compound Butter

Grilled Eggplant and Red Pepper with Israeli CouscousGrilled Eggplant and Red Pepper with Israeli Couscous

Classic Strawberry ShortcakeClassic Strawberry Shortcake

Photos by Chris Rochelle / CHOW.com

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