Mornings are chilly, evenings are crisp and cool, and we're starting to pull out all of our scarves and sweaters. Perfect autumn weather is just around the corner, and we're pretty excited about it.

This week, we've picked some apple-filled dishes to give fall a warm welcome. Here are 10 recipes we love this week, and we hope you will, too.

Photo: Gimme Some Oven

Try this seasonal chicken recipe for a healthy dinner that uses just one pot. Add extra veggies to the pan for a well-balanced skillet meal.

Photo: The Faux Martha

These fall-flavored treats are baked, not fried. They get their unique taste from grated, drained apples in the batter. Once cooled, dip them in cinnamon sugar or enjoy 'em plain.

Photo: Simple Vegan Blog

Jazz up classic breakfast with some sweet apples, and throw it in the oven for a baked treat. The sweet-sour flavor will balance out the earthy oats.

Photo: The Belle Vie Blog

This sandwich is definitely meant for special occasions. Layer bacon, brie and fontina cheeses, apple slices, and lettuce on marble or whole-wheat bread. Cook in a panini press or on the stovetop until cheese is melty and delicious.

Photo: Smitten Kitchen

Start the day off right with these perfectly spiced whole-wheat muffins. They're perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or snack anytime.

Photo: Running to the Kitchen

Looking for a light, seasonal lunch? This spinach, beet, and apple salad with pistachios definitely fits the bill. The dressing (made of apple cider vinegar, honey, and dijon mustard) adds a delicious, sweet-spicy kick.

Photo: Simply Sissom

End any autumn meal with this relatively guilt-free seasonal dessert. Fill hollowed-out apples with dried fruit, nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, oats, and dates.

Photo: What Katie Ate

We can quite easily imagine sipping this concoction on the front porch, watching the leaves fall, while wearing a scratchy wool sweater.

Photo: Amy's Healthy Baking

This nicely spiced, sweet dessert uses whole wheat flour, maple syrup, and apple cider vinegar instead of the typical cups of sugar. While it does use a decent amount of butter, all of the sweetness comes purely from the apples, so get prepared for a (fairly) healthy dessert.

Photo: Love Life Eat

This bright, fresh-tasting side dish is perfect for any fall meal. Chop up a bunch of green veggies (specifically green onions, green peppers, cucumber, celery, garlic, and serrano pepper), a Granny Smith apple, and pistachios. A lemony yogurt dressing adds extra zest.

What's your favorite apple-flavored recipe? Share with us in the comments below or tweet the author @sophbreene.

Originally published on September 24, 2012. Updated October 11, 2016.

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