Apple harvest

Freshly harvested apples, ready for pressing.

When fall begins in Lancaster, no one can resist a fresh apple. According to Pennsylvaniaapples.com, the state produces nearly 12 million apples a year, which puts Pennsylvania fifth in the country. Lancaster's fresh markets are bountiful with apples this time of year, so it's only right to put them to good use with a wide range of recipes. Before digging in, check below for a primer on what variety of apples to use for different types of recipes.

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APPLE CHEDDAR BACON WAFFLES

APPLE CHEESECAKE

APPLE DANISH

APPLE PIE

APPLE PIZZA

APPLE QUESADILLA

APPLE SALAD WITH SAUCE

APPLESAUCE

AUTUMN TOSSED SALAD

BLUEBERRY APPLE PEACH PIE

FRIED APPLES

IMPOSSIBLY EASY FRENCH APPLE PIE

MAPLE APPLE PIE

MOM'S BAKED APPLE

PREMIUM VITAMIN SANDWICH

WARM APPLESAUCE