October is National Apple Month? What? You didn't know?
This time of year, apples are abundant at the local grocery store. Why not embrace National Apple Month and stir up some family fun? Here are some recipes that you and your kids can have fun with.
1. Inside-Out Caramel Apples
- 3 apples
- 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp corn syrup
- 2 cups caramel squares
Step 1: Wash and slice the apples in half. Let the kids help scoop out enough of the insides to make an indent.
Step 2: Chop the lemon in half and have the kids squeeze a little bit of the juice on top of the apples to keep them from browning. Set aside, and then unwrap your caramels and place them in a microwave-safe bowl.
Step 3: Pour the corn syrup into the caramels then microwave for 15 seconds, stirring in-between each interval. Continue warming until the caramel is completely melted.
Step 4: Dry off the apples before pouring the caramel into the indents that you carved out in step one.
Step 5: Place apples in the fridge and allow to harden for several hours. Once ready, slice into smaller sizes and enjoy these sweet treats! Drizzle chocolate on top for excessive deliciousness.
2. Slow Cooker Apple Sauce
- 4 apples
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp lemon
Step 1: Have the kids wash the apples. Dry them thoroughly. Peel and core them, so the seeds and skin are completely gone.
Step 2: Let the children place the apples into the slow cooker along with the lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, and water. Put the lid on top and heat for 4-6 hours (or until the apples are soft and ready to be mashed up).
Step 3: When the apples are tender, have the kids help you mash them up.
Allow to cool in the fridge then enjoy. Can't wait for the apples to cool? Skip the wait and eat them warm on ice cream.
3. Apple and Peanut Butter Sandwiches
- Peanut Butter
Step 1: While washing and coring the apples, let your kids spread peanut butter onto two slices of bread. Place the sliced apple rings on top of a paper towel to dry off while you heat a skillet on medium-low with some butter.
Step 2: Place one piece of bread with the peanut butter side up onto the skillet, then lay down a couple of slices of apples. Put the other slice of bread (peanut butter side down) on top of this and cook on both sides until golden brown.
Step 3: Once done, sprinkle with cinnamon before cutting in half and eating with a big glass of milk.
You never knew something as random as National Apple Month could be so cool, did you?