Is there anything better than the aroma of an apple dessert baking in the oven? Whether you pick your own or just can’t resist buying a bunch at the farmers market, there is no shortage of ways to use apples. Here, we have 15 essential savory and sweet recipes to try before that last leaf hits the ground.

1. Classic Apple Pie: If you’re on a mission to make the perfect apple pie, go all out and make it from scratch. We love this recipe because it not only looks pretty (hello, Pinterest pin), but also because the nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice really enhance the apples’ taste. (via Hip Foodie Mom)

2. Apple Cider Cocktail: This boozy cocktail will warm you right up! The secret ingredient? Your very own homemade apple cider, recipe included. Cheers! (via Sugar + Charm)

3. Baked Apple Cider Donuts: The best thing about apple cider donuts is that they’re as caky and sweet as dessert but 100 percent socially acceptable to eat for breakfast. Show up to work with a plate of these glazed goodies and you’ll win the office popularity contest for sure. Bonus: They’re baked and not fried, so they’re healthy, right? (via Lexy Levin)

4. Carrot, Apple and Onion Galette: This light and flaky meal is packed with flavor. It’s the perfect rustic vegetarian option to serve at a fall dinner party or to, you know, devour alone on a nippy night. (via Tokyo Terrace)

5. Apple, Brie and Bacon Foccacia: Apple with brie is always a winning combo, so just imagine how mouth-watering adding bacon is. Sprinkle some rosemary onto your foccacia and prepare to be sent over the edge. (via Teaspoon of Spice)

6. Bourbon Cinnamon Pecan Caramel Apples + Chocolate Drizzle: It can be tricky to get the caramel coating right, but the key is to know exactly when to turn the heat down on the burner. Use a cooking thermometer to help follow this recipe and get it exactly right. The sweet reward is worth the precision. (via Half Baked Harvest)

7. Apple Cobbler: A classic dessert like warm apple cobbler and cold vanilla ice cream really hits the spot when you’re just craving some comfort food. There’s nothing fancy about this recipe, just homemade goodness. (via Recipe Chatter)

8. Caramel Apple Cheesecake: This is the ultimate decadent dessert. What takes this apple cheesecake up a notch is the sticky, sweet caramel topping. (via Spiced)

9. Curried Carrot and Apple Soup: Sometimes there’s nothing better than a hot bowl of soup on a chilly fall night. (via The Kiwi Cook)

10. Vanilla Caramel Apple Bites: Step up your candied apple game with this enticing dessert. (via Posh Little Designs)

11. Apple Butter: Spreading apple butter on a warm English muffin or toast is a delicious way to start the day. (via Chew Out Loud)

12. Sweet Potato Apple Muffins: Everyone should experience the utter goodness that is sweet potato, maple syrup and apples stuffed into one amazing muffin. Ingredients like ginger and coconut oil add an extra punch of flavor. (via Some the Wiser)

13. Apple, Goat Cheese and Walnut Quiche: This is how the Dutch do apple cooking. And hey, who are we to judge? (via Eten uit de Volkstuin)

14. Apple Smoothie: On a health kick? This post-workout smoothie is refreshing and will keep you full until mealtime. (via Mitzy at Home)

15. Apple And Bacon Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: So easy, yet you never thought of it, right? Apples. It’s what’s for dinner. (via Table)

Did we miss your favorite apple recipe? Share it in the comments!