October is National Apple Month. They are a little less controversial than that other fall flavor that has taken over, pumpkin. They may not be as trendy, either, but they’re delicious. You don’t have to spend time in an orchard or a ton of time in the kitchen to enjoy the autumnal awesomeness of apples. You only have to get to your local Trader Joe’s.
Here are favorite apple items from Trader Joe’s.
If you want to start your morning with apples, try Trader Joe’s Apple Cider Jam on your toast
Want something easy to pack for lunch? These Crunch Dried Honeycrips Apples are light weight and won’t bruise when dropped.
Need a quick afternoon snack? This Caramel Apple Flavored Granola is tasty and with peanuts and pumpkin seeds, each serving has 6 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. It’s a big hit with my teen daughter.
If you’re looking for a fantastic fall dessert, pop a Rustic Apple Tarte from Trader Joe’s in the over. I did that when my cousins visited us last weekend and it was a great way to end the night. I think the extra “e” in “tarte” adds something, too.
This tarte is a little smaller than other tarts from Trader Joe’s, so be aware and maybe grab an extra one, because this went really fast. It was a hit when served with ice cream. The only thing that would have made this better is a drizzle of caramel on top.
Need something in less than the 20 minutes or so it takes to bake the above tart? There’s the Apple Cranberry Tart, a grab and go option. What you lose in aroma therapy, you gain in time. The cranberries are a fun fall addition and will get you thinking about Thanksgiving.
You don’ have to eat to get your apple on. If you’re looking to make your home smell like an orchard but even better, light this fantastic Honeycrisp Apple Scented Candle.
If you’re avoiding gluten, the Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Apple Snack Sticks are a yummy and gluten-free taste treat.
What’s fall without some apple Spiced Cider? I have long-adored this Trader Joe’s drink. It’s perfectly spiced. Simmer a little on the stove to make your house smell amazing, or make a delicious and simple cocktail – a caramel apple martini. It’s fall in a glass.
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