Fall is here, hip hip hooray…my favorite time of year! Time when we welcome the cooler temperatures and the season of yummy foods like apples and pumpkins.
Because two of the foundations of our curriculum are food origins and seasonal eating, we love to teach about seasonal foods and flavors. So, this week our young chefs got to experience an apple tasting and the fun of making apple tarts. They also learned about the growing cycle of apples. Below are a few scenes class. The printable recipe for the tarts are below. Enjoy!
- 2-3 cups Granny Smith apples, diced
- 1 lemon (for lemon water)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 refrigerated piecrust
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Fill a large mixing bowl halfway with water. Squeeze juice from a lemon into water. Set aside.
- Peel and slice apples into 1/2" wedges. Place in bowl of lemon water to keep apples from turning brown while you finish slicing apples.
- Cut apple slices into bite size pieces, or 1/2" dice. Place in a clean mixing bowl. Add sugar, spices and salt and mix well. Set aside.
- Roll out piecrust and using either a 4" round cookie cutter or a large plastic cup (we used plastic Solo drinking cups), cut out circles of dough.
- Spoon apple mixture onto middle of each circle. Dip your fingertip into water and moisten the edge of the entire circle. Fold top of circle over apples to the bottom of the circle and press all the edges creating a seal. (If you want to add some cuteness, you can press a fork onto the edges to create a little decorative edge.)
- In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon.
- Brush a little melted butter onto top of each apple tart. Then sprinkle on some of the brown sugar & cinnamon mixture.
- Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy with your bestie and be thankful for delicious apples!