It's officially fall, even if we are having a bit of a warm and muggy weather pattern here in the northeast. For me the start of fall makes me want to get into the kitchen and bake! Some of you might be thinking that, I am always in the mood to bake, in July and August when the weather is beautiful outside and Mr. Apron and I are trying to make the most out of summer, sometimes being a hot kitchen baking is not the first place I want to be. But once the weather starts getting cooler, and the sun starts setting earlier and earlier, I get the urge to start baking again.
I love baking with traditional fall flavors like pumpkins and apples. There is nothing like the smell of an apple pie baking in the oven. Here are some of my favorite fall baked goods. I plan on adding to this list between now and the end of November. Sometimes I think its a shame that fall isn't longer. I could personally use more time with pumpkins and apples, rather than cold snowy days!
Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes are a fall staple in the Pink Apron house. Mr. Apron isn't the biggest fan of pumpkin, but mixed with chocolate and he loves it. I am already getting requests for these and it's still September! Top these with some orange cream cheese frosting and you have a definite crowd pleaser.
Apple Pie. It's Apple Pie. Need I say more....though I might experiment with some variations this season.
Pumpkin Crunch Cake is a cake I found last year on one of my favorite foodie blogs and I knew I had to make it. The crunch mixed with the pumpkin cake is amazing, and it is covered in cream cheese frosting. Takes a little time to make, but well worth it!
Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies are not the prettiest cookie on my blog, but they are strangely addicting.
Autumn Leaf Cookies, Halloween Cookies and Thanksgiving Cookies.The maize cookies from last year's Thanksgiving are my favorite fall cookies.