Pumpkins get their time in the spotlight every fall, and yes, pumpkin spice cookies are fantastic. But what about the other harvest foods, like apples? Apple cider, apple pie and homemade apple sauce are the core (pun intended) of autumn.
There are plenty of places that serve apples in a variety of forms. So while pumpkin has its hay day every fall, make the apple the hero we need this fall.
Apple Beer at J Dawgs
Nope, Apple Beer did not get its start at J Dawgs, and yes, Apple Beer is served in many retailers, like Café Rio and Brick Oven. However, J Dawgs is the best place to get a cup of that sharp bite of Apple Beer. Between the speedy service and the cheap prices, a side of Apple Beer is just the perfect way to wash down a polish dog.
Apples in a sandwich at Station 22
Have you ever had grilled green apples?
If not, you are missing out. Combine that sweet and smoky taste with melty cheddar cheese and a heap of pulled pork, and you’ve got the Pig n’ Cheese sandwich, courtesy of the sandwich geniuses at Station 22.
Apple cider at Allred Orchards
Apple cider is about as vital to fall as sweaters and football. Allred Orchards sell their own harvested apples through the middle of fall, and their apple cider is liquid candy; pure bliss. But watch out, if you take home a jug of this liquid nirvana, it doesn’t last very long. It’s that fresh.
Apples in a salad at Enliten Bakery and Café
Enliten Bakery and Café is an excellent place to start your morning with a gourmet hot chocolate and a sticky cinnamon bun.
But once you’ve indulged your morning sweet tooth, take time at lunch to have a Harvest Chicken salad, complete with coconut, grapes, almonds and fresh apple slices.
Applesauce at Texas Roadhouse
Nothing helps a juicy New York steak go down like a side of warm, cinnamon spiced applesauce. At Texas Roadhouse, try not to completely fill up on meat; leave room for a side of their delectable applesauce.
Candy apples at Zapplz
Candy apples are a year-round favorite, but the advent of autumn makes them so much sweeter.
Zapplz isn’t the typical candy store. The family-owned business, based in American Fork, sells primarily candy apples, such as their Rocky Road apple, an Apple Pie apple and of course, the classic caramel apple.
Apple Pizza at Pizza Pie Cafe
Forget it being a dessert pizza, this apple treat could serve as an entire meal. Topped with apple filling, crumble and frosting, it is a great fall treat.
Apple Cider Donuts at Rowley’s Red Barn
If you love apple cider, you will love the Apple Cider Donuts at Rowley’s Red Barn. The donuts are made fresh daily with Rowley’s fresh pressed apple cider, and you can enjoy it in the perfect fall setting.
Location: 901 S. 300 West, Santaquin
Apple Fritters at Cowboy Doughnuts
One of the favorites at Cowboy Doughnuts in Spanish Fork is the apple fritters, a perfect way to enjoy the fall fruit. Cowboy Doughnuts even serves giant-sized apple fritters with delicious chunks of apples.
Locations: 1306 E. Center St., Spanish Fork
Apple pie at the Provo Bakery
What better way to finish a list about apples than the coup de gras: apple pie? You could go to any number of places for a sweet, scrumptious apple pie. But stop by the Provo Bakery, and you will not be disappointed in the homemade apple pie. And grab an apple fritter while you’re at it, they’re to die for.