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I love Fall, and that means apple season is finally here! The best part is that apples are at their all-time lowest price. Buying seasonal fruit is budget-friendly and smart. So, of course, I would create a frugal Fall apple bucket list.

Here are 5 fun things to do with one of Fall’s seasonal fruits, apples. If you would like to read a bucket list centered around pumpkins, click here.

Why a Frugal Fall Apple Bucket List?

Bucket lists are plastered all over social media, especially seasonally focused ones. I love bucket lists and checking off items, but I didn’t even bother with them when I first started my debt-free journey. How could I enjoy the season with a limited budget?

Since then, I realized that my whole approach of the “all-or-nothing” epic bucket list was dumb. The point of bucket lists should help you grow or enjoy life. Above all else, it is a statement of things you would like to do. It doesn’t have to include every fun seasonal item that’s ever been posted on social media. Be true to yourself, and make a realistic bucket list you can afford. You’ll enjoy what the season has to offer without breaking the bank.

To save money and time, choose one item or theme that truly reminds you of the season. For more ways to enjoy the season on a budget, read this post here. Apples are in season which means you can find all types of varieties at their lowest prices. Creating a bucket list around apples is not only frugal but also fun!

Title: Fall Frugal Apple bucket list. Large red apple by bright yellow flower and gold and green leaf. Gold plate with four caramel apples.

5 Must-Do Frugal Fall Apple Fall Bucket List Items

1. Go Apple-Picking

Apple picking is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the Fall weather. It’s also budget-friendly too. First, make sure to compare orchards and prices. Some let you pick apples and pay per pound, while others sell them by the bushel. Budget your outing with your monthly zero-based budget and use cash envelopes. It will take the worry about overspending, and busting your budget.

2. Drink apple cider

Nothing tastes better than fresh apple cider. Have a cup of cold or hot apple cider at the apple orchard or at home.

3. Make Caramel Apples

When I was young, I remember begging my Dad to buy caramel apples anytime I spotted them at the grocery store. I loved the sour and sweet combination. Making them at home tastes even better. Here’s the caramel apple recipe that I used to make these fun and yummy treats. I added different toppings like crushed pretzels, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and fun Halloween sprinkles.

Gold plate with four caramel dipped apples, one plain, one dipped with peanuts, one dipped with crushed pretzels, and one dipped in black, white and orange sprinkles. Fall leaves in orange and green, and two Fall flowers in orange and dark yellow placed in front of plate. Light wood panel background.
Caramel-Dipped Apples

  4. Make Baked Apples

This is such an easy and classic recipe to make. Serve with a scoop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, and taste the comfort of home. Try this recipe here.

5. Bob for Apples

I have to admit that I’ve never actually tried this, but it sounds like fun. First, fill a large basin with water, and see who can grab the most apples without using their hands. It sounds easy but it’s harder than it seems. Just search bobbing for apples on YouTube, and be prepared to laugh!  

Another alternative is to hang apples from a string. This method is less messy but harder.  Add a blindfold to add to the fun. It’s even funnier than the traditional way.

Final Thoughts on a Frugal Fall Apple Fall Bucket List

Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the season. Try these frugal Fall apple bucket list items, save money, and have a great time this Fall. Get outdoors, pick apples, make yummy treats, and bob for apples! You’ll create lasting Fall memories that won’t bust your budget.

What Fall bucket list items are you planning this year? Please share and comment below.

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  1. Home-made caramel apples are so good! I had so much fun making these. Just make sure to stir your caramel often, and dip your apples as fast as you can. My first time was a learning curve, but I’ll be trying this recipe again. They taste so good and we’re fun to make that it makes it worth it.

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