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by Laura

What better way to celebrate Autumn than taking your family to visit a local apple orchard to pick fruit. Then, take those delicious apples home and bake the quintessential favorite – Apple Pie! It´s so easy when you start with Pillsbury® Refrigerated Pie Crusts, which deliver the look and taste of homemade without the time and stress of making a crust from scratch.

To celebrate all that the apple harvest brings, Pillsbury is encouraging families to join in the fun in a number of ways this fall.
VISITING AN APPLE ORCHARD
To pick the best apples for your pie, gather the family for a road trip to the local apple orchard to savor the flavors of fall. Not sure which orchard is closest to you? Log onto tasteofhome.com/appleorchards to find a list of orchards that are planning Love the Pie! baking demonstration events across the country. While there, you can learn pie baking tips and ideas from State Fair Pie Baking Champions, and pick up recipes and participate in other orchard activities.
The best part of baking an apple pie is the memories you make with your family. Don´t forget to capture photos and videos of your entire adventure from your apple orchard visit to baking the pie at home. Pillsbury would love for you to share your photos and video on Pillsbury´s “Love the Pie” Facebook page too!  Join Pillsbury on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lovethepie and follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/love_the_pie.
In addition, you can visit Pillsbury.com/pie to download a printable coupon for $0.50 off a package of Pillsbury Pie Crusts today!

BAKING APPLE PIES TOGETHER
After your orchard visit, get the family involved in making pies and other treats together. Pillsbury Pie Crusts are an easy base for your favorite warm apple treats. Simply unroll into a pie plate, fill with your favorite variety of sliced apples and filling, and bake! From orchard to oven, Pillsbury Pie Crusts make apple pie baking simple with delicious results.
I tried out an apple crostata which was easy and delicious.  Here are a few more recipes to help inspire you to create delicious, homemade apple pies!

  • Perfect Apple Pie is the model of a classic dessert – a beautiful double-crust creation with sugary cinnamon, nutmeg and a splash of lemon juice. So easy to make, this recipe is great for beginner pie bakers looking for impressive results.
  • Festive Apple-berry Pie is the perfect blend of sweet and tart, with a gorgeous color palette of golden apples and dark red cranberries. Use frozen cranberries to make this dish even more quick and easy!
  • Topsy-Turvy Apple Pie combines two classics – apple and pecan. Invert the plate to reveal a gorgeous pecan topping. This is a dessert that both apple and pecan pie fans will “flip over”.
  • Easy Apple Pie Foldover is a great solution for keeping the kids happy; a simple mixture of apples and brown sugar folded inside a golden brown baked Pillsbury pie crust. With four servings, it´s a modestly sized apple treat that is kid-friendly to make, and eat.
  • Cinnamon-Apple Pie with Caramel-Pecan Sauce truly harvests all of autumn´s bounty in a clever presentation. Ready in just under an hour – each slice is topped off with a luscious blend of butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, pecans, whipping cream and vanilla for a saucy treat.

For even more delicious pie ideas throughout the year visit Pillsbury.com/pie for fun and easy recipes to satisfy every season.
I have a Pillsbury “Love the Pie” prize pack which includes a VIP coupon for a free sample of Pillsbury® Refrigerated Pie Crusts, a pie dish, and apple themed kitchen items to help one lucky readers celebrate this fun time of year. Pillsbury provided me with the products, information, and giveaway through MyBlogSpark.  They also sent me a prize pack too which I used some of the items to make the apple crostata.

To enter leave a comment on this post  sharing a fall harvest ritual that your family has, such as going apple picking or baking a pie with freshly picked apples, etc.  You have until 10 pm (MST) on Sunday Oct 24 to enter.  Winner will be announced on Monday Oct 25.

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64 comments

Melissa September 5, 2012 - 1:01 pm

We don’t really have a fall ritual but definately looking for fun fall things to do.

barb bombardir September 5, 2011 - 9:18 pm

Every year I make Quarts and Quarts of applesauce from my own apple trees.

C Woollums September 1, 2011 - 1:38 pm

I make fresh apple pies for my family, everyone loves them. We often have hayrides with our family or with our church family and bonfires on those cool fall evenings.

Maralea August 19, 2011 - 4:16 pm

We love going to the Pumpkin Patch, picking out our pumpkins and enjoying the cool days!

Julie July 28, 2011 - 9:52 am

Love football games and chili on cool evenings and making fried apples from our home grown apple tree.

Susan Edsall July 27, 2011 - 11:56 am

We like the fall apple called Arkansas Blacks. Their not ready till late fall. So when we go to our orchard to get our apples we alway get our pumpkin too! Take the grandkids and let them pick out their pumpkin to carve. Also get the apple cider that I look forward to all summer! My favorite part of fall!

dawn kemison July 27, 2011 - 8:25 am

i enjoy going to brookedale orchards in the fall with my whole family,then canning the apples,,and making pies,,and apple sauce

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jamie October 25, 2010 - 1:12 pm

Living in Washington state, we visit the local orchard every fall. Then, on a nice rainy day I slice ’em up and make batches of apple pie filling for times during the winter when you want a warm apple pie without alot of fussing.Oh, the way your house smells!

Sam October 24, 2010 - 1:40 pm

Part of our fall tradition includes making homemade Chili with our canned tomatoes. With the cool breezes and fall colors it’s a great way to bring everyone together. A nice bowl of chili and warm cornbread. Yum!!

shirley elizabeth October 23, 2010 - 4:17 pm

I guess our fall family traditions all center around the holiday, but one thing we like to do is race in the holiday runs and see how many of our family we can get in. I won’t be able to participate this year due to pregnancy, but I’ll be up and running soon enough after!

Wehaf October 23, 2010 - 11:39 am

We have our own apple trees so making applesauce is a tradition for us.

Ruth Hill October 23, 2010 - 10:24 am

Our newest fall tradition is going to a local pumpkin patch and participating in the fun activities!

Jana October 22, 2010 - 10:43 pm

Our favorite thing to do come autumn is
roasting pumpkins seeds and baking pumpkin loaf.

Taylor October 22, 2010 - 8:15 pm

We try to go to the local apple orchard every year…unfortunately I’m living out of state this year, so we won’t be able to go together. I love this giveaway!!

Jeni October 22, 2010 - 12:43 pm

We love going to the pumpkin patch. We go on a hayride, venture thru the corn maze and soar down the mega slide. My kids look forward to going every year.

Jackie October 22, 2010 - 12:17 pm

I bake/cook/roast/brew anything and everything I can involving pumpkin, apples, peaches, pecans or other fall harvests!

Emily October 22, 2010 - 11:20 am

Baking anything pumpkin, and eating it of course.

Danyelle October 22, 2010 - 8:20 am

We don’t have any fall rituals, aside from trick-or-treating, but I’d love to start some.

cwaltz October 22, 2010 - 1:55 am

Anything that includes a granny smith apple in this household is fair game as far as eating during the fall. However, we don’t have any orchards nearby to allow picking. We will hopefully hit a pumpkin patch this year. The last 2 years the kids have had germs so we have stayed in rather than share them.
Christine
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Julie Pia October 21, 2010 - 10:16 pm

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to bake pies this time of year. Mmmm….

lauren October 21, 2010 - 8:27 pm

My girlfriends, along with our moms, go pecan picking every fall. First we stop off at our fave little cafe in East Dallas for some breakfast and to fill our mugs with their delicious homemade hot apple cider and then we’re off to East Texas for the day! Lots of pictures, silliness and all around good times!

The Royal Cook October 21, 2010 - 6:10 pm

Carving pumpkins!! I know it’s Haloweenish, but still fall. 🙂

Donnie October 21, 2010 - 4:08 pm

We love corn mazes and try to go to some of towns that have them. Usually they have plenty of the fall harvest to buy and bring home too.

Jenny October 21, 2010 - 3:46 pm

making pumpkin bread!

Hannah October 21, 2010 - 3:46 pm

Bonfires! We have as many bonfires as we can during the fall and somewhere in there we normally have a couple apple pies because that’s one of my husbands favorite desserts!

Machelle October 21, 2010 - 3:39 pm

My mother, aunts and cousins all get together for dinner and fun. We have been doing this as long as I can remember!!

Caitlin (EatFeats) October 21, 2010 - 3:06 pm

My sister and I always purchase and carve Halloween pumpkins together! It’s nice to know that, even though we are adults, some traditions will never change.

Thia October 21, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Thanksgiving is not complete without homemade apple pie!

Dezi A October 21, 2010 - 2:14 pm

We go to a pumpkin patch, go on a hayride and let each of our kids pick out their own pumpkin.

Kay Mc October 21, 2010 - 1:29 pm

We enjoy taking the grandkids to a pumpkin farm & letting them pick out their own pumpkins.

Cathy J October 21, 2010 - 1:26 pm

We enjoy carving pumpkins for Halloween!

Katie October 21, 2010 - 1:22 pm

Every year we use the apples from our orchard to make applesauce.

Annie October 21, 2010 - 1:10 pm

We usually carve the pumpkins we grow in our garden

Jennifer H. October 21, 2010 - 12:50 pm

We love to go apple picking at a local orchard. I have to have an apple cider slushy at least once each fall!

Lydia October 21, 2010 - 12:44 pm

My family likes to dehydrate apples so we have yummy apples much after the season is over.

Tami October 21, 2010 - 12:39 pm

Our favorite fall activity is going out to a lake that isn’t far from our home. There are high bluffs and walking trails. We bring our camera and take family photos for our Christmas cards. We then have a fire back at our fire pit and roast hot dogs and play ‘who can throw the farthest’ with the apples on our apple tree. We don’t use them all, so we pull them down and pitch then into our compost pile.

Amie October 21, 2010 - 12:28 pm

When I was a little girl my family (aunts, uncle, cousins) made apple butter every year in October. It was a lot of work for the grown-ups and a lot of fun for the kids. They made it again last year and I paid to have it shipped to me (to Utah)…..all the way from Virginia…..the world’s most expensive apple butter……but so worth it! I still love to buy fresh apples…they take me back!

Ted October 21, 2010 - 12:25 pm

Canning Apple filling for Crisps and pies throughout the year

Jen October 21, 2010 - 12:19 pm

Our family loves everything about fall! We love hunting for the perfect pumpkin, picking apples to make into apple sauce, apple pie jam and much much more.
What a great give a way.

Jamie October 21, 2010 - 11:56 am

Corn maze and pumpkin farm! I love fall

Terri October 21, 2010 - 11:48 am

I love going apple picking and making all kinds of apple desserts

Kim October 21, 2010 - 11:46 am

We go to the pumpkin patch and each kid gets to pick out their own pumpkin. Some years we do this more than once!

Felicia October 21, 2010 - 11:36 am

What a great giveaway! Growing up we always made a rice supper and baked it into a hollowed pumpkin. Mmmm…

Brooke October 21, 2010 - 10:42 am

We go to out local pumpkin patch and pick out the perfect pumpkin for carving! I always want to try making a ‘meal in a pumpkin’ but my family won’t let me. (they say it sounds gross and wastes our perfectly good pumpkin)

Beth October 21, 2010 - 10:41 am

We try to go to the local pumpkin patch.

Kim October 21, 2010 - 10:33 am

We like to make caramel apples dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with candy! One of my favorite apple treats.

Jessie October 21, 2010 - 10:12 am

We make sure to attend the local zoo’s Halloween festival complete with trick or treating around the park. It’s a great way to spend a fall afternoon with the family!

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Yaya Cheryl October 21, 2010 - 9:15 am

In the late fall, usually after a freeze, we go the the pecan orchard and pick up pecans. Then pick them out and freeze the nut meats for year round use.

Kristen J October 21, 2010 - 8:55 am

Our family always goes in our nearby woods and picks a ton of pecans and persimmons from the trees that grow around here. 🙂

rette5991 October 21, 2010 - 8:45 am

My fiancee and I just had our second annual pumpkin carving contest. Its so much fun that we both win. I also LOVE to cook with apples, so I am super excited about it being fall. Yay!

Christal October 21, 2010 - 8:38 am

We love pie and home=canning our own apple pie filling to use during those days when we need a quick dessert.

Whitney October 21, 2010 - 8:36 am

We love to pick apples from my sister-in-laws tree and then we can a bunch of apple butter!

Kristin W. October 21, 2010 - 8:35 am

We’re not big apple pie eaters but we love peach. I make fresh-frozen peach pie fillings. They are great to pull out for the holidays. Friends and Family always want to know how you can have such a fresh tasting peach pie in the dead of winter.

Kim M October 21, 2010 - 8:32 am

Picking apples from an orchard and picking out pumpkins is what my family tries to do each fall. Fresh picked produce is the best.

Catherine October 21, 2010 - 8:27 am

I love picking pie apples from the apple orchard and making pie filling for all of our holiday get togethers. That way when Thanksgiving and Christmas comes around I just buy a refrigerated crust, put my premade pie filling in and bake. My family loves that I am always the pie lady! 🙂

Martha October 21, 2010 - 8:23 am

I look forward to my mother´s bavaro apple pie, is the most delicious! try it some day! https://www.cheeef.com/3624/recetario/4250/tarta-bavara-de-queso-y-manzanas.html

Trisha October 21, 2010 - 8:12 am

I always love apple crisp in the fall! Another tradition that my kids look forward to is raking all the leaves in our yard into a huge pile and jumping into them! Such a simple, yet fun pleasure for our family!

Sandra October 21, 2010 - 8:10 am

Living in Michigan, I have to say apple picking and visiting the cider mill!!! Mmmmm..apple pie…warm homemade applesauce…

jan October 21, 2010 - 7:47 am

my family looks forward each year to picking the apple trees that are in our yard. we like to have races to see who can fill the most buckets ! and other fun races.

evonne October 21, 2010 - 7:23 am

i love going to Gilcrease Ranch in las vegas and picking apples and pumkins and whatever else looks yummy… it’s a great pick your own place….
they also make the BEST apple cider….. YUMMY

F. Plvan October 21, 2010 - 7:14 am

Pumpkin picking and apple picking are big fall rituals in Central New York!
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Cheryl S. October 21, 2010 - 6:46 am

WooHoo! Number 1. Well, we don’t get much of a fall here in S. Florida, but we do try to go to as a family to pick out a pumpkin. My 5 year old daughter has the final say (of course). Then we take it home and daddy and daughter carve it while I toast pumpkin seeds. YUM.

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