As September comes to an end and we bid adieu to summer, the cooler temperatures and changing leaves become ever more apparent. But what we may love most about fall is that it’s the perfect season for baking—specifically, apple pie baking. Apple pie has become nearly synonymous with fall, making it the go-to for most people. But for those of you looking to bring something new and exciting to your thanksgiving dinner, we have a few twists on this North American classic.
Apple pie for breakfast? Yes, please. These spiced apple biscuits make a terrific addition to any fall brunch. Slice them open and spread them with vanilla ice cream to up the ante for dessert. Recipe: www.ladyandpups.com
These little pies will easily satisfy your apple pie craving. The apple pie is baked right inside a hollowed apple, nearly eliminating the unhealthiest part—the pastry. Health aside, these pies are super cute. Recipe: www.jointhekitchen.com
These mini apple pie bites are the perfect kid-sized or diet-friendly dessert. The accompanying dipping sauce can be easily made with brown sugar, butter, and cream. Recipe: www.realhousemoms.com
It’s hard to believe, but not everyone loves pie. These cupcakes will satisfy apple pie fanatics and die hard cupcake fans in one easy bake. Recipe: www.kitchenhealssoul.com
These squares combine nearly everything anyone could ever want in a two-bite dessert—an apple blondie base, a caramel cheesecake layer, and a streusel topping. Recipe: www.heartsinmyoven.com
Although apple pie is delicious, it’s not the easiest thing to eat with one hand while politely talking to your mother-in-law. These compact apple pie shooters are an elegant treat for fall weddings or family functions. Recipe: www.swankyrecipes.com
This modern take on mini apple pies uses egg roll wrappers as the pastry. These are great on their own or dipped in warm caramel for some added sweetness. Yum! Recipe: www.kissrecipe.com