Pick, Bake, Enjoy: Welcoming Autumn with Apple Recipes

October ushers in beloved fall traditions, especially apple picking! This fall favorite activity entices families outside to crisp autumn air and sprawling orchards. Though my kids are older now, we still cherish our annual apple-picking outings. They scramble up ladders, searching for perfect ruby reds and granny greens in the treetops. As for me, I look forward to baking harvest treats with our fresh bounty. Those just-plucked apples make the tastiest pies, cakes, and crisps! With so many sweet possibilities, it’s hard to choose. However you decide to enjoy the fall harvest, be sure to capture the season’s flavors with these apple recipes that will warm you up as the weather cools.

Baked Apples with Crisp Topping: If you are looking for a kid-friendly afterschool snack or delicious dessert after dinner, this is a must! It’s a spin on the average apple crisp recipe; serve warm, and maybe top with your favorite ice cream! It’s simple and so delicious!
Baked Apple with Crisp Topping Recipe | Sunny Anderson | Food Network

Mini Apple Pie: These bite-sized apple pies pack all the flavor of the American classic dessert! Each petite version can be finished in just a few tasty bites, making it hard to stop at just one. The entire family will love indulging in these handheld homemade treats.
Easy Mini Apple Pies Recipe – How to Make Mini Apple Pies (thepioneerwoman.com)

Candy Apples: Candy apples are a staple this time of year! I love the variety of candy flavors and combinations. Our house favorite is chocolate-covered apples with various nuts or sprinkles. Setting up a make-your-own candy apple station can be a great way to have some family fun in the kitchen!
18 candy apple recipes – Care.com Resources

The fall season offers the ideal weather for a perfect family day – enjoy the beautiful outdoors with a morning of autumn activities, then transition to a cozy evening inside baking apple treats as the temperature cools. If you have an apple recipe or another fall favorite recipe that you would like to share, please email me at creynolds@newdimensionsfcu.com!

Happy Fall!