But beyond the coziness of sweaters, lovingly knit blankets and slippers are my favorite tastes of fall. Fresh picked apples, apple cider donuts, and of course, pumpkin. Hot mulled apple cider with a pad of butter melted on top and ein schluck of rum or whiskey if you're lucky. Mmmmm I can't wait already.
Before fall had even arrived the Sydney who I made the gluten free pumpkin bread for last fall bestowed a pantry-full of food on Joe and I before moving back to California. This very kind gift included a big can of pumpkin that is big enough that it hasn't made it off my counter so I've been giving it the stare down for a few weeks now. And now that it is FINALLY cooling off, I'm ready to get into pumpkin season!
During my recipe quest I came across this gem. Not only does it include pumpkin AND apple, but it's got a yummy streusel topping made with butter and brown sugar so it really can't get any better. I even have half a dozen apples around that are a little too mealy for my taste, so baking them is my perfect solution!