This piece originally appeared on MyRecipes.
If I’m to trust my social media newsfeeds, two fall ingredients seem to be (unsurprisingly) running rampant across the Interwebs: apples and pumpkin. My timeline is filled with my loved one’s explorations of orchards and pumpkin patches, all so they can make the perfect pies throughout the season. Personally, I don’t quite understand the obsession. Once you’ve tasted one bite of those pies, you’ve pretty much tasted most all of them, right?
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not writing any of this to suggest that pecan, sweet potato, apple, pumpkin, and other sweet fillings shouldn’t be the key players of our fall dessert menus. Quite the opposite. I love the stuff and encourage you to add some of our best autumnal pies to your baking repertoire this season.