Fall is here, months filled with ghosts and goblins and delicious pumpkin and apple recipes! From sweet, cinnamon-crusted mini pies to savory meat dishes chock full of protein, apple recipes abound for occasions from Halloween to Thanksgiving and on into Christmas and New Years. My favorite apple recipes, though, are the ones made in the early morning just for my family: caramely oatmeal and crumbly breakfast bars. Then there are the drinks! Warm, smooth tea with spicy nutmeg or spiked cider to warm your hands around during a late-night movie. Yes, apple recipes are a true sign of the season.

33 apple recipes that are sweet, savory, and everything in between

I've gathered my favorite apple recipes that pack a powerful punch of flavor in some traditional favorite and new, unexpected ways. Try a healthy take on a tried-and-true sweet with a smoothie that tastes like an apple pie in a glass, or shake up your seasonal squash soup with brown butter, paprika and a good old gala.

Apple Recipes to Cuddle Up with by the Fire

Delicious, Fuji, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp or Cameo. Any of the thousands of varieties can find a place among these eclectic and varied apple recipes that we've brought together for our readers. Toss the crispy fruit together with tangy blue cheese for a perfect pizza, or you can even stick some slices between the bread of your next grilled cheese sandwich. How about apple recipes for your own homemade cider or syrup? You can even try a twist on some fried finger foods, with apple fries and apple rings.

That Goat Cheese Baked Apple recipe and Pork Loin with Apple Cranberry and Walnut Stuffing are tops on my list to try next time we have company. I also love the idea for a Sangria with Pomegranate, Vanilla and Apples as a nice change from traditional egg nog or fruit punch.

Do you have any favorite seasonal apple recipes?