The relationship a child has with its mother is the filter through which that child will view his or her place in the world. As busy working mothers, it is easy to get caught up in the busyness of trying to navigate through the corporate world. Many times, mommy and me time isn’t a priority in our day planners. Cooking together is an excellent way to incorporate mommy and me time into each day. Measuring ingredients is a great way to teach essential math skills. Reading the recipe reinforces the skills needed to comprehend simple instructions. The next time you are wondering how to squeeze in some quality time with your mini me, head into the kitchen. Below you will find a recipe for mommy and me mini apple pies.
Recipe for Mommy & Me Mini Apple Pies
1 & 1/2 c water
1/4 c freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 c corn starch
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 & 1/2 c brown sugar
2 pie crusts
1.Peel, core and quarter apples.
2.Place apples in saucepan and cover with 1 &1/2 c of water.
3.Add 1/4 c lemon juice to mixture.
4.Bring apples to boil.
5.Cover and lower heat, cook until soft.
6.Pour mixture into immersion blender and blend for 5 minutes. Be sure to leave some chunks.
7.Mix brown sugar, cinnamon and corn starch until desired sweetness and consistency.
8.Preheat oven to 350.
10.Spray lightly with cooking spray.
11. Cut pie crust into fourths.
12. Press 1/4 of crust into ramekin.
13. Spoon apple mixture on top of crust, be sure not to over fill.
14. Layer another 1/4 of the crust on top. Poke holes with fork to vent.
15. Bake for 45 minutes. Enjoy!