Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Apple Fun

It's now officially autumn around here, and that means raking leaves, crisp nights, and apples! We love apples around here and eat them most days, so apple picking is a great way for the boy to appreciate them even more. We went picking early in the season, but blew through those apples in a few short weeks. So when we went apple picking with some of our extended family this past weekend, we picked up a storm! Now what to do with them?

On another note, the boy started a cooking class yesterday, a group of 3 to 5 year olds meeting once a week to spend an hour and a half in a kitchen creating things. So far the boy loves it. He enjoys helping me out at home in the kitchen, and now he gets to do it without Mummy - what could be better? This week they made an apple pie, and it was delicious! It was great and so simple to do with kids, I've shared it below.

So now I have something to do with all the apples, and the boy can help me make it - what could be better? He's really excited about it, telling me "Mummy, I'm going to teach you how to do baking!" Better get peeling those apples.

Apple Pie A La Boy 

Sweet-Ish Apple Pie 

5-6 medium apples
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
3/4 c Butter (melted)
1 c Sugar 
1 c Flour
1 Egg
1/4 c Walnuts, chopped (optional)
Pinch of salt

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Peel & slice apples into thin wedges and arrange them in a 10" pie plate 
  3. Sprinkle brown sugar & cinnamon evenly on top of apples
  4. In a medium bowl combine melted butter, sugar, flour, eggs, nuts, and salt. Mix until blended
  5. Pour mixture over apples, spreading batter to the edges
  6. Bake 45-55 minutes until crust is golden brown
  7. Remove and let cool
  8. Enjoy! 

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