Pumpkins and Apple Crisp
Is it really fall? These odd bursts of 70+ degree October weather seem to tell me otherwise.
But, lucky for my sanity, yesterday was probably the falliest fall day that ever fell. Yes, it was the epitomy of fall because, in short, yesterday consisted of pumpkins and apple crisp.
Some new friends of mine held a pumpkin carving gathering at their apartment last night. First of all, I love new friends. Secondly, I love pumpkin carving; I had never carved a pumpkin before last year. So for both these reasons, I was beyond excited to attend (ask the friend I begged to come with me).
But the excitement was put over the edge when I knew there would be: apple crisp.
This wasn’t just any apple crisp. It was probably the best I have ever tasted. With the perfect ratio of apples to crisp, the flavor combination melted in your mouth. And to top it all off (literally), it was served with a dollop of homemade whipped cream. I’m trying to nail down their actual recipe, but in the meantime this similar recipe may suffice.
But, this epitomizing fall day didn’t quite stop there. Actually it began at a pumpkin patch, because of course any fall season requires a trip to a pumpkin patch, complete with carving party or not. So we went, picked out our pumpkin as well as our secret accessory. You’ll find out what that was later.
(Note: the GIANT pumpkin you see above cost $75! We opted for a $6 pumpkin.)
After picking out our pumpkin, we arrived ready for some carving action. First we cut out the top, then we degutted the thing, picked a design and cut open our secret accessory.
And here are some of the finished products! Ours is second from the left (you’ll notice our accessory!)
So needless to say, aside from pans and pans of apple crisp, I’ve started craving all things pumpkin. In my childhood phase, I was never a pumpkin pie fan but these days, along with other pumpkin delicacies, I’ve been looking forward to having some. Here are some recipes for you to follow if you’re having these same cravings:
Pumpkin Pie Cookies
Baked Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
None of these suit your fancy? Oh believe me, there are loads more where they came from! Happy fall everyone!