Enjoy a kid-size take on the classic apple pie!
Fall is here and the apples are abundant in Washington State. We are lucky enough to have huge bins filled with several different varieties at every local farm stand around. My first thought for using these is the all-American classic, apple pie! For a kid-size take on the classic apple pie, we’re baking them up in our canning jar rings. After all, is there anything better than having the WHOLE pie all to yourself?
My favorite way to dice apples for an apple pie is using my Apple Corer Peeler Slicer. This tool is used in my house anytime my kids are looking for a fun way to eat an apple. With just the turn of a handle, it peels the skin of the apple into a fun spiral (my kids’ favorite part to eat). At the same time, it slices the apple and takes the core out. It literally takes about 10 seconds to go through the whole process. Then, you just need to chop the apple spiral.
I always suggest connecting literature to fun experiences like this. By sharing these books with your child before and after baking mini apple pies, they are able to make deeper connections and have a better understanding of the books. Experiences like baking are not only fun and yummy, but they also build background knowledge for our young readers!