Are you ready for the holidays? I love holiday shopping and holiday baking. Apples are pretty much a fall baking essential and can even be used for decorating or whipping up delicious snacks! Here are some of my favorite apple-inspired ideas, treats and projects for fall.
Bake Mini Apple Pies
Apple pie is delicious especially in adorable mini form! These personal apple pies are just as easy to make as a standard pie — just more bite-sized and perfect for holiday dinner guests! Simply whip up a batch of pie crust dough, mix together apple pie filling and make your mini apple pies in a muffin tin.
Decorate with Apple Candles
Apple candles are a fun way to personalize your buffet table and add some simple fall decorations around your home. Cut a circle in the top of the apple, scoop out a round section of the apple and insert a tea light. Simple and gorgeous!
Make Homemade Apple Cider
Making homemade pressed apple cider is a fun family activity for a fall afternoon. If you have apple trees in your yard, apple cider is an easy way to fully enjoy your whole harvest of apples. We found an old cider press secondhand. Kids will enjoy making homemade apple cider with mom and dad’s help.
Make Hand-Dipped Sugar Coated Apples
Candy coated apples are a fun treat for kids and a festive addition to a fall party. I’ll be sharing a full tutorial soon on how to make these sweet treats!
Snack on Baked Apple Roses
Tasty and gorgeous baked apple roses are easy to make by rolling up apple slices and baking them in the oven! Aren’t they pretty? You can use apple roses to decorate fall deserts or just enjoy them as a fun fall-inspired snack.
Which are your favorite ways to use apples? I’d love to hear your ideas shared in the comments!
Hi, I’m Katie! I live with my husband and 3 kids in beautiful Coeur d’Alane, Idaho. I love Jesus, coffee, DIY projects, photography, homeschooling my kids, traveling, and serving people. I’ve previously worked as a graphic designer, web designer, journalist and barista. I started Create. Play. Travel. to share some of our creative projects and family adventures. I hope you enjoy the highlights of our creative family life!