Autumn is a great time to enjoy all that apples have to offer. Apples come in a variety of sizes and colors and have a wide range of uses. Today, there are over 2,500 varieties of apples grown - and a few of the popular ones originated right here in Minnesota! Fall is my favorite season and apples are one of the foods I love when this time of year comes around. My family has been enjoying a number of the new crop apples already this year. A few favorite ways to eat apples at our house include dipping them in peanut butter, eating with creamy caramel cheese, and snacking on caramel apples for a sweet treat every once in awhile.