Though the leaves haven’t started changing yet in our neck of the woods, we can feel fall coming. The nights are a little cooler, and a few autumn fruits and vegetables have begun to appear in the markets and stores, and I find myself craving soups, hot beverages, and all kinds of baked desserts.

Baked apples are one of my favorite fall treats, and if you like baked apples, you should try Nancy Baggett’s super easy baked apples, which she makes in her microwave. Her informative post even goes into some detail explaining her choice of apple and which varieties she thinks are best for baking.

And if you are ready for pumpkin lattes, why not try to make it at home and save some money for holiday shopping? Elena at Biscuits and Such has an easy recipe for a homemade pumpkin spice latte that will satisfy your cravings and keep some extra cash in your wallet.

Mango & Tomato - Honey Almond Cake with Orange ZestAnd gearing up for the holidays, Olga at Mango & Tomato has a lovely honey almond cake with orange zest for Rosh Hashanah, but you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy this ultra moist cake.

What autumn sweets are you making or craving?

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Andrea Meyers is a photographer and recipe developer in Northern Virginia who craves oven-roasted apple butter in autumn.

Photo credits, top to bottom:
Baked Apples, photo by Nancy Baggett.
Spiced Pumpkin Latte, photo by Elena Rosemond-Hoerr.
Honey Almond Cake with Orange Zest, photo by Olga Berman of Mango & Tomato.