Breakfast buffet: National apple month
October 14th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

It ain't all about the pumpkins! - October is National Apple Month.

This is prime time and peak season for one of our favorite fruits, so get ready to grapple for some apples all month long.

Forget the "apple of discord" and forbidden fruit lore associated with this fine fruit, apples are crisply delicious and outrageously good for you. Plus, according to Greek lore, apples are symbolic of love.

Throwing an apple at someone was a way of conveying your affection, and if they caught it, it's a sign that your love is requited. We're not sure if that's still how the game works, so perhaps just talking would be better.

While you can chomp down on an apple whenever the mood strikes, baking with them in the fall is not only rewarding, but it makes your house smell like heaven. Toss apples in a crisp, pie, streusel cake, tart, popover, crumble or galette. They're also a wonderful addition to pancakes, oatmeal and other breakfast treats. Find recipes to whet your apple appetite on the Joy of Baking site.

And don't forget to thank Johnny Appleseed for spreading the love (and seeds) for apples all over the country.

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  1. jillmarie

    Apples have been one of my biggest pregnancy cravings! I love all the varieties that Fall brings. Right now, I'm really into Honey Crisp apples- the texture is different and I love the taste.

    October 15, 2011 at 11:58 am |

    Used love apple shots :-9 Goin to an apple orhard in Mo. Today ! The apples grown down here are a lot smaller than the Big ones up in Wis . :( Have a Great Everybody !!!!!

    October 15, 2011 at 10:06 am |
  3. Kellie

    It's also National Chocolate Covered Insect Day! C'mon Eatocracy, get with it!

    October 14, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
  4. timmy

    apple jaks!lol!

    October 14, 2011 at 11:55 am |
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