last week, a friend & i set out on our first apple picking trip of the season. the weather was perfect- crisp & cool- and the apples were, well, everywhere. needless to say, i came home with enough to feed a small army… along with 2 pumpkins, which really put me in the autumn mood. and while i love displaying mounds of red delicious & granny smiths as a rustic centerpiece, i thought i should put these apples to use and make my first fall dessert of the season: an apple tart. using a super easy recipe found here, i was able to get some use out of roughly 3 apples… now what to do with the other 25?