Being away from home for my first fall has me missing baking away my stress a little extra. Unfortunately, many students don't have access to a full blown kitchen but luckily we do have our handy-dandy micro-fridges. Also, how can we not want to bake when we have Wegman's and a farmers market merely minutes away. With foods from our local markets, the accessibility of our micro-fridges and a nice big mug, we are about to create your favorite fall foods (and of course it's going to be both quick, cheap and easy!)

Pumpkin Pie

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:2 mins
  • Total Time:7 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • Graham crackers
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Brown sugar
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Salt
  • Vanilla extract
Sarah Joh
Sarah Joh

Step 1

Mix together 1/3 cups of pumpkin puree, 1 egg, 1 tbsp of milk, 2 tbsp of brown sugar, 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice and a pinch of salt into a separate bowl and whisk together until silky

Step 2

Layer 2 tbsp of crushed graham crackers on the bottom of your mug as a crust

Step 3

Pour the pumpkin spice mixture into the mug

Step 4

Microwave for 1:30 to 2 minutes (it is normal if it looks slightly damp on top, it will set more as it cools off)

Step 5

Top with whipped cream and attempt to not inhale the entire thing in one bite

Pecan Pie

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:2 mins
  • Total Time:7 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • Melted butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Egg
  • Pecans chopped and toasted
  • Graham crackers
Jessica Payne
Jessica Payne

Step 1

In a separate bowl, whisk together 1.5 tbsp of melted butter, 2/3 cups of brown sugar, 3 tbsp of maple syrup, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, 1/8 tsp of salt, 2/3 cups of chopped and toasted pecans and 1 egg

Step 2

In your fancy smancy mug, layer 2 teaspoons of crushed graham cracker crumbs on the bottom

Step 3

Pour the mix you first made into the mug and microwave for 1.5 minutes and watch that baby bake

Step 4

Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with pecans

Apple Pie

  • Prep Time:3 mins
  • Cook Time:3 mins
  • Total Time:6 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • Apple
  • Quick-cooking oats
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Orange juice
Isabella Neuberg
Isabella Neuberg

Step 1

Place 1 hollowed out apple into the mug and microwave for 60 seconds

Step 2

Mix together the diced meat (middle part) of the apple, 2 tbsp of oats, 3 tbsp of flour, 2 tbsp of butter, 2 tbsp of brown sugar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/16 tsp salt and 1 tbsp of orange juice

Step 3

Add the mixture into it's own personal apple vessel. Microwave in 30-second intervals, for a total of 90 seconds.

Looking for local ingredients?

There are plenty of vendors at the farmers market where you would be able to get more of these homegrown Ithacan ingredients for these easy pies. Some of the vendors that you should check out are:

1. Black Diamond Farm, LLC

2. Bright Raven Farm and Apiary

3. Cherry Knoll Farm, LLC

4. Crosswinds Farm and Creamery

5. Ely Fruit Farms

6. Family Circle Farm

7. Finger Lakes Baking Company, LLC

8. Humble Hill Farm

9. Oxbow Farm

10. Schoolyard Sugarbush

11. Straight-Way Farm

Check out these local vendors and get your farmer's market on