"There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again."

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A is for Apple

We actually did this activity last week, and read the book Apples and Pumpkins (which is a Fall book, but ends with the children trick or treating).

A is for Apple, Apple Sauce
(this is soooo yummy with whipped cream)

enough cooking apples to fill your crock pot
add just a bit of water
red hot candies (add to your taste, I usually give in to my kids and add lots

Fill crock pot with apples (I used a little crock pot, you know the kind for dips and stuff). Add water and candies cover and cook until apples are tender and mushy ( we cooked it overnight and ate it for breakfast). This make a yummy chunky apple sauce!!

I first made this when I was teaching first grade. One of the other teachers shared the recipe with me. We saved some of the apple sauce and made fried pies with it the next day. If you would like to try making fried pies and easy way to do it is to buy refrigerated biscuits have kids flatten them out, spoon in apple sauce, fold over, seal edges and fry in hot oil.
Have a delightful day!!


Grace said...

cinnamon-flavored, flaming-red applesauce? yes please! :)

Jeanne said...

Very yummy applesauce and the red hots are perfect for the best taste ever. I love your blog name. My Aunt's name is (no kidding) Shirley Delight. I did a post on her on Blue Monday about three weeks ago. I will try your applesauce directions. I love the crockpot idea.


Thru Pink Curtains said...

mmmmmmm this looks yummy and a good thing for breakfast.

Mama Zen said...

What a great idea! I never would have thought of the candies!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Now THIS sounds divine. And not even that hard to make (my kind of recipe)!!