September 22nd was the first day of fall, but for me, it never really feels like fall until we're in the middle of October. Ignoring the 80 degree weather that I'm having this week (thanks global warming—but please, bring me fall weather), I've started burning my fall Bath & Body Works candles and buying Trader Joe's pumpkin pecan oatmeal and apple cider donuts.
Fall also means going to the pumpkin patch and going apple picking. If you're wondering how to use up all your leftover apples, keep scrolling.
1. Apple Crisp
My personal favorite apple dessert is apple crisp, probably because I get to cover it in vanilla ice cream and get the best of both worlds. And with this recipe, it only takes four easy steps.
Anything fried tastes good and these fried apple rings take less than an hour to make—and just look at how crispy they look being dipped into that sauce.
Oatmeal is the perfect way to wake up on cold fall mornings and it keeps you full until lunch time. This oatmeal takes 10 minutes (or less if you #mealprep) and tastes exactly like you're eating apple pie for breakfast (without the guilt).
4. Apple Tart
This apple tart is the perfect way to impress your family and friends and bring out your fall spirit without putting in too much work.
Ditch the potato chips and try these baked cinnamon sugar apple chips—because does it really count as a chip if it's fruit?
This apple pancake is the perfect way to get apples into your breakfast. Plus, it's a skillet pancake, so you can avoid the awkward flipping mishaps and just smell the cinnamon apple powdered sugar goodness as you wait.
If you're feeling adventurous, these apple pie donuts are the perfect treat. And they're not just flavored apple donuts, they're donuts that are filled with chopped granny smith apple pie filling that'll be oozing out when you take a bite.
Get fancy and try making these apple pie roses that both look beautiful and taste delicious.
These apple turnovers are the perfect grab and go breakfast or snack and take only 10 minutes to prep.
To change things up a little and move away from the sweet apple foods, try this salad that looks like it's straight off of a sweetgreen menu (and definitely much cheaper).