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11 Apple Recipes That Will Make You Excited For Fall

Soups, salads, and sweets: autumn apples can be added to just about anything. From Apple Rum Raisin Pudding to Curried Cauliflower & Apple Soup, these recipes are perfect for celebrating the return of cozy fall flavors.
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Soups, salads, and sweets: autumn apples can be added to just about anything. From Apple Rum Raisin Pudding to Curried Cauliflower & Apple Soup, these recipes are perfect for celebrating the return of cozy fall flavors.

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Fall is the perfect time to cozy up to a warm dessert, like this rich bread pudding made with challah, rum-soaked raisins, and apples. Don't forget the vanilla ice cream. GET THE RECIPE

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With shredded kale, pancetta, tart apples, and a zingy maple vinaigrette, this crave-worthy salad just screams fall. GET THE RECIPE

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This cozy autumn cocktail combines two of my favorite drinks: apple cider and hot buttered rum. Invite the neighbors over and simmer a big pot on the stove for everyone to help themselves. GET THE RECIPE

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Don't want to fuss with apple pie? Make a crisp with warm apples bubbling away in syrupy juices under a buttery oat-pecan streusel topping. It's wonderful for dessert with a scoop of ice cream, and just as delicious with your morning coffee the next day. GET THE RECIPE

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With carrots, sweet potatoes, apples, and honey, this savory soup with a hint of sweetness and spice is the essence of fall. It also freezes well, so you can check off two meals at once. GET THE RECIPE

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Chunks of sweet apples nestled in a buttery, tender rum cake -- everyone loves this autumn dessert. The best part? It's a cinch to make. GET THE RECIPE

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Made with whole wheat flour, these apple muffins have a wholesome flavor and texture. They make a perfect grab-and-go breakfast for cool fall mornings. GET THE RECIPE

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This old-fashioned dessert of warm baked apples and tart cranberries with a crunchy oat streusel crumble is from Rustic Fruit Desserts by Cory Schreiber and Julie Richardson. Bookmark it for the holidays! GET THE RECIPE

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The mild nuttiness of the cauliflower, tart sweetness of the apples and the aromatic heat of the curry blend together into a creamy and seductive soup. GET THE RECIPE

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Homemade applesauce is richly flavored, tart and sweet, almost like apple pie filling. It's a world apart from store-bought. Serve it warm out of the oven for instant comfort. GET THE RECIPE

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Baked oatmeal is a traditional Amish breakfast casserole that has a consistency similar to bread pudding. There are endless variations -- the recipe is easily adapted with whatever fruits and nuts you have on hand -- but this version filled with tart apples and plump raisins with a crunchy walnut topping is my favorite. GET THE RECIPE