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Apples, Apples Everywhere: 9 Easy Recipes For Fall's Favorite Fruit

Apple season is here -- time to round up the kids and get picking! After you've Instagrammed all of those adorable orchard pics, you've got to figure out what to do with all of those apples. From breakfast to dessert, here are nine easy recipes to help you use them all up.
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Apple season is here -- time to round up the kids and get picking! After you've Instagrammed all of those adorable orchard pics, you've got to figure out what to do with all of those apples. From breakfast to dessert, here are nine easy recipes to help you use them all up.

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Baked oatmeal is a traditional Amish breakfast casserole that has a consistency similar to that of 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. The best part? It can be made ahead of time and reheated. GET THE RECIPE

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With shredded kale, pancetta, and tart apples in a zingy maple vinaigrette, this salad is truly crave-worthy -- and perfect for fall. GET THE RECIPE

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Made partially with whole wheat flour, these apple muffins have a wonderfully wholesome flavor and texture. They're also chock full of apples, scented with warm autumn spices and finished with an irresistible crunchy brown sugar topping. 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 wonderfully creamy and seductive soup. GET THE RECIPE

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In this recipe, challah, rum-soaked raisins and apples are drenched in a vanilla and cinnamon-scented custard, then baked into a creamy sweet delight. GET THE RECIPE

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

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Everyone loves this buttery rum cake with chunks of sweet apples nestled within. The best part? It's a cinch to make. GET THE RECIPE

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Made with carrots, sweet potatoes, apples and honey, this savory soup with a hint of sweetness and spice is the essence of fall. The secret ingredient is curry powder, which doesn't give the soup an Indian flavor like you might think, but instead lends a subtle hint of autumn spice. GET THE RECIPE

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I've saved the best for last: warm baked apples bubbling away in their own syrupy juices with a buttery oat-pecan streusel topping. It's perfect for a cool fall night, and just as delicious for breakfast the next day. GET THE RECIPE