September is apple time. Our apple tree is full of little apples this year. And when I think of back to school I always think of apples. Being a first grade teacher, I got my share of this juicy early fall fruit! Not only can we eat apples and use them in scrumptious recipes, we can decorate with them too! Today I’m sharing 10 Awesome Ways To Use Autumn Apples In Decor And Recipes!
Let’s talk apples!
My favorite way to decorate with apples is to use them in a vignette on my kitchen table. They make a colorful fall centerpiece.
I’m a green apple girl in decor! I think it is because I love green and black and white together! How about you? I bet you could recreate this early fall vignette!
After the apples have been in the vignette a little while you can use them in a recipe. I call that a “twofer”! But don’t eat the apples in this vignette… they are fake!
I first had this moist absolutely scrumptious cake several decades ago (yes, decades! YIKES!) and I have been making it ever since! The recipe is ridiculously simple and you don’t even have to peel the apples! I love it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
If you make one thing this September make it the raw apple cake! You will thank me for this… you are welcome!
I also make raw apple cake in a bundt pan. Oh, Yummy! It is THE BEST!
If you have 5 extra minutes you can make this beautiful centerpiece! I ran out to my garden and grabbed some pretty little flowers and put just a few in each mason jar. Then spilled a bag of green apples on to the galvanized tray. So so easy.
Do your own take on this centerpiece. How about mason jars with mums or herbs or feathers!
I know you might be thinking…” turnovers? They look hard!” Not at all if you make them with puff pastry. I am a self-proclaimed puff pastry queen! I LOVE the stuff! And it elevates everything I use it in!
Apple turnovers are flaky on the outside and apple cinnamony and hot on the inside. Oh, my yummy!
These are so so easy to make, really!
I’m so thrilled that this green apple wreath will appear in Woman’s World magazine this fall! Just keep your eye out for it at your local grocery store for the magazine with my wreath in it. I
And you can make one for your front door too.
Aren’t these so pretty? I serve them alone on a plate with a couple of real apple leaves! The presentation is gorgeous!
And again, made with puff pastry! There is a technique to making these but I’m sure you are up for it. Just make sure your apples are not wet or your rosettes will get soggy. They are so worth the care it takes to make them.
If you want to know about apples… lots of apples… you want to read my apple primer. Learn about and how to use the 15 most popular varieties of apples, apple trivia, apple tips, apple quotes, how to store apples and a couple yummy apple recipes.
This is the ultimate apple post!
I love to core fruits and veggies and put candles in them. And apple candles lined up in a wood bowl all lit up are magical! Even if you are not a crafty girl you can do this!
Wouldn’t this look great on an apple themed table?
Coffe anyone? How about setting a fun coffee bar on the kitchen table? Use sunflowers (and yes, they ARE real!) and apples and other early fall elements!
I served a great caramel sauce and cinnamon toast biscotti along with crispy apple slices on this fall coffee bar.
Wouldn’t it be fun to invite a few friends over for an apple inspired coffee?
When we take our meal outdoors I like to set up the potting bench as a drink station. And fall is the perfect time to serve a big drink dispenser of golden apple punch.
Drinks just taste better in cute glass bottles with straws. F U N!
Don’t forget to add apples to the dispenser!
OKAY, let’s celebrate early summer with A P P L E S!