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Fall is finally here – and so are the many fall traditions!

Some traditions that our family does includes apple picking and dessert making.

Don’t you just love some traditions?  One of ours that our family does is to go apple picking once fall hits and the apples are ripe!  We’ve been doing this since the older kids were just little.  For several years we went apple picking with my brother and his family.  It was so fun to see the kids playing and picking with their cousins!



fall traditions


fall traditions

Sorry for the poor quality pictures – cameras back then were not NEARLY as clear as they are today :):)  For weeks after, we’d have apple everything: apple pie, apple crisp, baked apples, applesauce.  You name it.  We made it. 🙂  It’s so strange now adays though as we are just down to the 2 little ones!  We still did it and had a ball!

apple picking

apple picking - fall traditions

fall traditions - apple picking

It was such a gorgeous day when we went a few weeks ago.  Just the right temps and sun shining!  The orchard had a sweet little store that we found some apple cider donuts and apple cider!

fall traditions - apple picking

fall traditions - apple picking

Even though our family at home looks alot different – I love that we have traditions that go back about 15 years.  Hopefully the kids have fun memories and possibly carry this on with their kids someday! 🙂

Baking up those apples into a yummy dessert is the best!

One of my all time favorite apple recipes is Dutch Apple Crisp.  We inhale it over here with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Nothing screams fall more than that! 🙂  If you’d like to try it out here is the recipe.



[ print recipe here ]


Apple Mixture

  • 10 C. apples, diced
  • 2 1/2 C. sugar
  • 3/4 C. flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Mix all ingredients and place in a 9X13 pan.


  • 2 1/2 C. flour
  • 3/4 C. brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 C. oatmeal
  • 2 1/2 sticks butter, melted

Mix together topping ingredients and spread over apple mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  Allow dessert to set for 5-10 minutes and then serve warm with ice cream.

fall traditions - apple crisp

Combine apple mixture:

fall traditions - apple crisp

Combine topping ingredients:

fall traditions - apple crisp

Spread topping over apples and bake at 350 degrees for minutes

fall traditions - apple crisp

ENJOY!!  But put some ice cream on there!! 🙂

fall traditions - apple crisp


What are your fun family fall (wow!  say THAT fast 5 times!) traditions or recipes?  Comment below and share with us!



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