Local eating means eating a lot apples in the winter. They store well. We like them. They can be apple sauce or apple chips or apple muffins. There’s enough other variety in our menu and enough variety in the way we ‘serve’ apples that no child has ever complained. None the less, I’m always on the lookout for new ways to make apples exciting.
Which is why I love Checkerboard Apples. I love them because my kids love them. And anything that keep my kids convinced that their waste-free, mostly local lunch is infintely better than a packaged alternative is good by me.
To make Checkerboard Apples:
- Quarter an core the apple.
- Slice just through the skin of the apple, first lengthwise, then side to side. The effect at this point will be a squares cut into the skin.
- Carefully, remove the skin from every second square, making a checkerboard pattern.
- Rub with a little lemon to prevent browning until lunch!
The first time I sent these to school for Asher, he reported a class full of grade one students ogling. What could be better than a class full of six year olds ogling over an apple!
Great uses for apple? Please comment! Share the apple love.