Pumpkin Spiced Apple Pie

Fall Apples

One thing I have yet to do in life is visit an apple orchard. I know.

I feel as though my childhood was somehow robbed of this experience and I’m set on redeeming it. Perhaps this month! But in the meantime, a friend of mine whose family grows their own graciously gifted me a giant bag of organic apples, so this will have to do for now.

Aren’t they beautiful?

I immediately knew what I wanted to do with them – make John’s all time favorite dessert: Apple pie! But, with a twist.

SIMPLE Pumpkin Spiced Apple Pie! 8 ingredients, #Vegan and SO delicious

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