Move over pumpkins, apples are our fav this fall!

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Pumpkins may rule fall foods, but apples are a solid competitor! Apples are not only nutritious and delicious, they are also quite versatile for a variety of dishes. Let’s take a sweet look at apples in classic, simple desserts. 

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Peanut Butter Apple Crumble

Remain health conscious and enjoy dessert with this apple crumble recipe. Full list of ingredients can be found on Texanerin.

Use an apple corer to remove the core of your apples before slicing. In a small mixing bowl, stir peanut butter, maple syrup, sugar and melted coconut oil. Add oats, salt, baking powder and oat flour. Stir until combined. Refrigerate mixture for 30 minutes. In a medium sized bowl, combine chopped apples and remaining ingredients for the apple portion.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grab two tart dishes (have fun choosing from Le Creuset’s white, light blue, dark blue, red, or purple dishes). Divide apple mixture equally between the dishes. Place tart dishes on baking sheet to catch spills. Bake for 30 minutes or until the apples start to bubble. Allow to cool. Serve apple crumble with peanut butter maple sauce. Recipe via Texanerin.

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Salted Caramel Apple Pie Cookies

Want to try a new twist on the classic apple pie recipe? Then these apple pie cookies are exactly what you need! Full list of ingredients can be found on Yummy Addiction.

Create the dough by following this simple recipe. Roll dough into four equally sized balls, then wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. To make the caramel, heat sugar in a sauce pan and stir constantly using a rubber spatula. Add butter once it turns an amber color. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in heavy cream and salt. Cool to room temperature. For the filling, equally slice apples with the help of an apple divider and toss them in a mixing bowl with lemon juice. In a small mixing bowl, combine ginger, cornstarch, nutmeg, sugars and cinnamon. Pour mixture over the apples and toss to combine. Line two baking sheets with silpat. Roll out dough on a floured surface then use a cookie cutter to form perfect rounds. Place rounds on baking sheet and add a teaspoon of apple filling in the center of each. Top with salted caramel. Add another dough layer on top then seal edges. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 340°F. Brush cookies with egg wash, sprinkle with sugar, and create slits on top. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Recipe via Yummy Addiction.

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Apple Crisp Stuffed Baked Apples

Put a spin on the old fashioned apple crisp recipe with backed apples and caramel! Full list of ingredients can be found on Le Crème De La Crumb.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Whisk oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt together. Smash butter with a fork until you have achieved a crumbly mixture. Peel and chop four apples. Place sauce pan over medium heat then add in apple slices, cinnamon, brown sugar and butter, saute for 8-10 minutes. Scoop out the flesh of the remaining apples using a spoon. Stuff with the apple filling and top with crumbles. Place apples on baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes. Top the apple crisp with vanilla ice cream and caramel. Recipe via Le Crème De La Crumb.