11 Fall Recipes To Make After Apple Picking That Are Even Better Than Apple Pie

Apple picking is easily the best part of fall. Who doesn't love throwing on a cozy flannel shirt and heading off to an orchard? Often, the act of picking apples is just as fun as eating the pounds you just brought home — but what do you do with all those extras? I mean, there are only so many apples you can eat in day without getting bored/hating them forever, right?

Wrong. Leftovers make the world go round, and there's no better time than fall to get a little creative in the kitchen. From crisps to cocktails and everything in between, here's how to make the most out of your bountiful harvest after a successful day of apple picking.

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by Corinne Caputo

Buttermilk Apple Pancakes

Start your morning off right with these buttermilk apple pancakes from Adventures in Cooking.

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Crockpot Applesauce

Whip out your slow cooker and whip up this tasty applesauce recipe from My Baking Addiction.

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Honey Whiskey Apple Tarts

Tarts can be hard to master, but you can get some great practice with this delicious honey whiskey apple tart recipe from A Beautiful Mess.

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Quinoa, Avocado, and Apple Salad

Take a break from all that baking and start munching on some greens! Apples give this nutrient-packed salad from Big Girls Small Kitchen an extra crunch.

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Caramel Apple Martini

Fall cocktails are a thing, and they are amazing. For example, this caramel apple martini from A Beautiful Mess is unstoppable.

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Broccoli Apple Salad

Looking for a side dish? Try this broccoli and apple salad from Inside BruCrew Life.

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Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Dinner just got way better with this ultimate fall soup from Pastry Affair.

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Apple Pie Crepes

I didn’t think crepes could get more perfect, but then this apple pie version from The Simple Sweet Life came along.

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Apple Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins

Fall’s greatest flavors — apples, pumpkins, and gingerbread — collide in these tasty muffins from Baked By Rachel.

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Mini cranberry Apple Crisps

For dessert tonight, try these mini cranberry apple crisps from My Baking Addiction. They’re just as cute as they are delicious.

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Mulled Apple Cider

And last but least, I present to you the ultimate fall drink. Deliciously Yum’s mulled cider recipe is one you’ll make again and again.

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