What We’re Loving: Apples



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There is a very good reason “the apple of my eye” is a term of endearment: apples are synonymous with love. And what’s not to love? Whether it’s in a pie, tart, sauce, or encased in caramel, this versatile fruit is the epitome of fall. So we feel fairly justified in full-force swooning over the crisp goodness of all things apple at this moment.

The traditional apple pie is perfection, but there is a wide world of apple creations beyond the lattice-topped dessert. And to prove just that, we’ve turned to our favorite bloggers for ideas on how to eat an apple a day without dying of boredom.

For a healthier way to preserve the season, try this Apple and Cinnamon Fruit Leather—pictured above. With only three ingredients (and a bit of patience), this delightful snack offers a taste of fall in an easy-to-take-with-you package. {from Heather’s French Press}


Apples and breakfast are a match made in food heaven. And it’s definitely a good morning that begins with a German-style Apple Pancake that requires very little effort but achieves stunning results. {from Love & Lemons}

An apple pie morphs into a new shape with these Cider Glazed Apple Pie Rolls. The familiar apple and cinnamon flavors are captured between flakey layes or a buttery crust. Top the whole thing off with an apple-cider glaze, and it’s good enough to eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. {from Dine and Dish}


Apple Fritters are a favorite among doughnut lovers, but Apple Fritter Rings take the pastry to an entirely new level of delicious breakfast foods. The rings are fried in a spiced batter and then coated in a vanilla glaze, which guarantee a mouthful of warm apple in every delicious bite. {from Spoon Fork Bacon}

For something even sweeter, the blank canvas of a pound cake has been elevated to a dessert masterpiece with this Caramel Apple Pound Cake. Tart apples are lovingly mixed with warm spices and then the cake is drizzled with a decadent caramel sauce. This elegant, yet rustic, dessert would be beautiful served at a dinner party or even a cozy meal for two. {from Savory Simple}


This crave-worthy Caramel Apple Corn masterfully combines two fall favorites: caramel apples and popcorn balls. The result is an absolutely addictive treat that can’t be beat for a movie night or just an autumn afternoon. {from Mike Kostyo}

Photos courtesy of Heather, Jeanine, Kristen, Teri Lyn and Jenny, Jennifer, and Mike

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