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The most-searched apple, pumpkin food recipes

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Posted at 12:53 PM, Oct 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-16 13:40:46-04

With fall in full swing, apples and pumpkins are practically picking themselves.

Both fruits are trending on Yahoo, as seasonal revelers and internet searchers embrace the crisp air and seek to recreate the warm, memorable flavors of fall.

According to Yahoo Trends expert Lauren Whitehouse, fall apple-picking has home chefs looking for new recipes to help handle the bounty.

The top apple recipes being searched on Yahoo:

  1. [apple cake recipe] - spiking 4264 percent this month on Yahoo
  2. [apple crisp recipe with oatmeal] - spiking 1374 percent this month on Yahoo
  3. [easy apple crisp recipe] - spiking 1062 percent this month on Yahoo
  4. [apple crumble recipe] - spiking 712 percent this month on Yahoo
  5. [dutch apple pie recipe] - spiking 451 percent this month on Yahoo
  6. [apple butter recipe for canning] - spiking 447 percent this month on Yahoo
  7. [apple cobbler recipe] - spiking 426 percent this month on Yahoo
  8. [applesauce recipe] - spiking 392 percent this month on Yahoo
  9. [apple pie recipe] - spiking 278 percent this month on Yahoo
  10. [candy apple recipe] - spiking off the charts this month on Yahoo

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Pumpkins are also a seasonal favorite for home chefs. As the smell of pumpkin permeates the air and Jack O’ Lantern carving leaves a pulpy bounty for the baking, the top pumpkin food and drinks being searched this month on Yahoo are pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin soup, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin seeds and pumpkin bars.

Find everything you need to make these seasonal favorites here: (insert link to circular)

A relatively newer trend is the prevalence of pumpkin spice-flavored everything -- and not just food or lattes.

Here a few pumpkin spice searches spiking on Yahoo this month that may be surprising:

  • Pumpkin spice Oreos
  • Pumpkin spice condoms (spiking off the charts)
  • Pumpkin spice tampons
  • Pumpkin spice M&Ms
  • Pumpkin spice martini

Though pumpkin spice condoms and tampons don’t officially exist (yet), pumpkin spice Oreos, M&Ms and martinis do, and might be worth a taste.