By Ashley Day
Menus across the country are transitioning seasonal offerings with more apple, pear, squash and pumpkin on the way. We're easing into fall with the first apple items, from traditional pastries and cider cocktails to inventive dishes and creatively infused drinks incorporating the fruit. In September, it's perfectly okay to have an apple a day, and we found some of the tastiest ways. Browse the gallery above for tons of takes on the season's star ingredients, and see more fall dining inspiration below.
Round-up of fall's 50 juiciest apple dishes and drinks includes: