By Megan Tullos |

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year: cozy sweaters, brisk air and lots of good food. This time of year is dominated by pumpkin spice everything, and while I love a slice of good pumpkin bread, I can’t help but think we’re overlooking the true MVPs of fall fruits: apples. Easy to cook with and always delicious, here are some of my favorite apple inspired fall recipes.

 

Apple Crisp:

Apples are at their most delicious during the fall season, and this crisp is an easy and warm dessert perfect for showing them off! 

You will need: 

-¾ cup brown sugar

-½ cup flour

-½ cup oats

-¾ teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg

-⅓ cup melted butter

-4 cups sliced and peeled apples

Mix all the ingredients together (minus the apples) and pour over the apples on a pan! Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. 

 

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

This recipe sounds fancy and complicated, but it only has four ingredients! Anyone can make it, and it’s delicious!  

You will need: 

-4 slices of fresh bread (sourdough prefered)

-1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and sliced

-6 slices of gouda cheese, smoked or regular

-Butter

Gather all your ingredients and then cook like normal grilled cheese, preparing the pan with butter and then adding the ingredients to the sandwich. So easy and perfect for impressing your parents when they come to visit!

 

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

This is my favorite breakfast recipe and it’s so quick and easy to make! Leave the oats overnight and then they’re ready to eat when you pull them out in the morning.

You will need: 

-¼  cup Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats

-¼ cup Greek Yogurt

-⅓ cup milk (almond milk or coconut milk also work great!)

-1 ½ tsp chia seeds

-1 ½ tsp honey

-1 tsp ground cinnamon

-¼ cup diced apples

Combine all the ingredients in a container (I use a mason jar) and leave in the fridge overnight. It’ll be ready to go in the morning! 

 

Apple Cider

This recipe for apple cider is easy and delicious. It takes a while to cook, but it’s a fairly hands-off recipe. So you can multitask and do homework at the same time. 

You will need: 

10 large apples, quartered

½  orange, halved

4 cinnamon sticks

1 tsp. cloves

1 tsp. whole allspice

1 whole nutmeg

½  c. packed brown sugar

Combine the apples, orange, spices and brown sugar in a LARGE pot and leave to simmer (covered) for 2 hours. Mash the apples and remove the orange halves, then let simmer for another hour. Strain, let cool and then enjoy!