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Happy November, friends! Is it just me or is baking more magical in autumn? Today I’ll be making a pilgrimage to a magical apple orchard near our home. The apple cider donuts there are legendary, and the apples delectable. The aroma of spice cake, apple crisp, or apple muffins wafting through these halls are the fragrance of HOME and LOVE to this homebody. Now that most everyone is essentially a homebody in 2020, Autumn Apple Recipes + Simple Fall Decorating Tips & Quotes will take tastebuds on a journey as well as provide a feast of humble fall decor ideas.
6 Autumn Apple Recipes + Simple Fall Decorating Tips & Quotes
For the very best results for your autumn recipes with apples, get your paws on quality apples. For me, that means local, fresh apples that require refrigeration.
My Favorite Apple Orchard in Fall!
1. Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake
Last week, I made this cinnamon sugar apple cake, and it was delicious. I used coconut oil and left out the egg (we were out!), and it still held together nicely.
Simple Idea for Fall No. 1
Make a fall wheat wreath (or a wreath with leaves from the yard!)…here’s a tutorial:
2. Apple Cider Doughnut Cake Recipe
If you love those apple cider donuts that appear at fall festivals, flea markets, and in bakeries in autumn…maybe capture the flavor and texture in a bundt cake!
Simple Fall Decorating Tip No. 2
Enjoy the deeply rich fall color in something natural like Indian corn from Iowa.
3. Apple Sangria Recipe
What’s great about serving sangria if you’re entertaining is that it always looks beautiful and festive. Serve it in non-traditional stemware, and save yourself the expense and trouble of stocking a full bar by simply offering a signature drink like this.
In fact, once you drink the recipe with your eyes and tummy, I bet you’ll be inspired to celebrate the season.
Simple Fall Decorating Tip No. 3
Enjoy a farmhouse style tobacco basket for the table or a wall.
4. Slab Apple Pie Recipe
I love Elizabeth’s blog Pinecones & Acorns because she always has seasonal goodness baking and brewing on her site along with encouraging words and book recommendations.
Who says pie has to be shaped like a pie?
Simple Fall Decorating Tip No. 4
Not everyone has access to real leaves in gorgeous autumn colors. But everyone can craft a fall wreath or garland with colorful and everlasting faux leaves.
Here are some simple DIY ideas for Fall as well.
5. Apple Muffins Recipe
The last time I made apple muffins? In the fall of 2018, I could tolerate almost no fat at all yet was determined to bake some.
A season of experimental baking ensued where I substituted yogurt, applesauce, bananas, and various no-fat alternatives.
Oh what a chapter full of fails! Hahahahaha! There are things you can dupe and things you simply canNOT.
I found myself sampling muffins which tasted like…air. AIR! Good to breathe, but not a quality I desire for densely rich and comforting, old fashioned muffins.
I stopped trying to fake an unhealthy treat and focused instead on consuming delicious whole foods…like LOVELY APPLES straight up or as a topping for yogurt with homemade granola.
Now that I can tolerate more fat in my diet, I can have tastes or small portions of fall yum…did you see my mini s’mores HERE?
Simple Fall Decor Tip No. 5
Try a new candle for fall that has a recyclable and pretty jar like these:
6. Pear Apple Crumble Recipe
A sweet apple crisp just can’t be beat, and I’m cray cray for them. You don’t have to fuss with a fancy, fattening pie crust, and it’s a great excuse to enjoy a little vanilla ice cream for the topping. I recently discovered no-fat frozen vanilla yogurt, and it’s excellent.
If sugar isn’t your friend, this crisp isn’t for you. And if you have a terribly unhealthy diet and need gentle nudges to eat more plants, um, this has plants in it.
In the mood for pears? SEE THIS. For a boozy version of this crumble, substitute Limoncello for the orange juice (find my limoncello recipe HERE).
Simple Fall Decorating Tip No. 6
Is this truly a decor tip or just an idea for better organization? Maybe it’s both…a place to organize mugs or little plates you’ll be reaching for in fall.
In the same spirit of displaying functional everyday items as decor…
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