Apples are to witches as pumpkins are to vampires. The latter may be oh-so-hot right now, but the former really runs the show. Here are some bewitching local takes on the delicious fruit, forbidden no more.

Apples are to witches as pumpkins are to vampires. The latter may be oh-so-hot right now, but the former really runs the show. Here are some bewitching local takes on the delicious fruit, forbidden no more.

Katalina's The new Boylan Brown Betty Biscuit Balls are filled with GMO-free Beeler's Ham, Amish cheddar cheese and Cooper's Mill apple butter. katalinascolumbus.com

89 Fish and Grill The brown sugar and bourbon-glazed Apple-Sorghum Stack Cake is layered with goodies for your taste buds. 89fish.com

Lynd Fruit Farm From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, pick your own among this farm's varieties, such as Rome, Red Delicious and Melrose ($20 for 20 pounds). While you're there, check out the wagon rides, farmers market and corn maze. lyndfruitfarm.com

Sweet Simpliciteas Made with real apples and complementary spices, the Apple Pie black tea with a splash of milk is "like having apple pie a la mode," owner Aisha Echols says. There's also a Cranapple blend of cinnamon, cloves and coriander that's served like a mulled cider. "Another fun adaption," she adds, "is to combine my Apple Pie blend with my Caramel Cake blend." sweetsimpliciteas.com