Kitchen Hints and
To prevent apples shrinking when baking, remove a horizontal slice
of peel from around the middle. Wrinkled skin can be avoided by
cutting slits in a few places before baking.
Apples: Bake your own apple in a microwave! Take out the core
(an apple corer will be easier to use than a knife). Put the cored
apple into a microwave safe dish with 1/4 cup apple juice or water
and bake on high for 5 minutes.
peanut butter and applesauce together. If you like, mix in raisins.
Keep this easy to spread mixture in a sealed container in the
fridge. Spread on apple slices, bread or toast, or use it as a
Spread applesauce on an English muffin and top with shredded cheese.
Heat in toaster oven until cheese melts.
Storing Apples at
Home: To keep the crunch in your apples, store in perforated
plastic bags in the refrigerator crisper. Cold, humid storage
ensures that apples maintain their crisp, juicy texture and full
Using the Recipes:
The teacher, or class, may select a simple recipe which can be
made in the classroom. Have lemon juice on hand to sprinkle on
the apples after slicing. This will help prevent them from turning
brown. Cortland apples stay white the longest after being cut.
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