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Edible Rhody KIDS: APPLES (Fall 2014)

73373_EdibRhod_I042Welcome Fall! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. This seasons’ topic, “Apples”, celebrates this delicious fall fruit in all its many shapes, sizes and colors! Check out the ER fall issue online or available at local newsstands all over the state.

Why we LOVE apples!

• Super yummy!
• Easy snack to pack—no utensils needed!
• Full of healthy nutrients to make your mind and body strong!
• There are 7,500 varieties (different kinds) of apples grown throughout the world.
• It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider.
• Apples are a member of the rose family.
• Apples come in shades of red, green and yellow.
• Eat the peel too! Apple peels are loaded with fiber and vitamins A and C.

Homemade Applesauce

Homemade applesauce is delicious all by itself, with yogurt or on top of waffles, pancakes, ice cream, pork chops and more.

  • 73373_EdibRhod_I0413 pounds (8-9 medium) apples (Cortland, Macintosh or your favorite)
  • ½cup water or apple cider
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup brown sugar (or white granulated sugar)
  • ½teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt

• Peel, core and cut apples into l-inch chunks.
• Combine apples with remaining ingredients in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until apples are quite soft (about 25 minutes). Allow to cool before proceeding.
• Carefully puree using a food mill or a food processor or blender. A potato masher works well too. Store applesauce up to 1 week in clean glass jars or containers in the refrigerator.

We’ve got more helpful tips and fun recipes online including applesauce parfaits and applesauce cake. Just click on the chef’s hat at Ediblerhody.com.

Pick your own: Visit the RI Fruit Growers website for a list of Pick Your Own orchards. RIFruitgrowers.org/pickyourown/

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Written by Anisa Raoof