When the air turns crisp and the holidays edge ever closer, then it's time to put away the bathing suits and pull out the pie plates.
While some might say the turn of the fall season is to say goodbye to sweet ripe fruit, we say: ARE YOU KIDDING!? Sure, it'll be another year before we get a prime strawberry or peach, but with fall comes pears, and apples, and persimmons, and quince, and figs, and the list goes on. Here, these luscious autumn fruits are coaxed into beautiful pies, tarts, cakes, and crumbles—even ice cream (ice cream doesn't end with summer either!).
So get baking—after all, Thanksgiving is right around the corner; and you have plenty pumpkin desserts to try out before the big day.