Friday, March 20, 2015

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #112: Pi Day Apple Pie

Time for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
(A weekly linky to share what you and your children have created in the kitchen.)


The linky is at the bottom.

Last week, Tabitha and I made Cinnamon Roll Pancakes for dinner on Breakfast For Dinner Thursday. If you remember, we had way too much filling left over as I had tripled everything (pancake batter, filling and glaze). The pancake amount was perfect, but the filling and glaze probably could have been kept at a single batch amount. Well, I just have to say, I am glad I did make extra.

Last weekend, on Pi Day, I decided to make an apple pie. However, I decided not to use my regular recipe. I was curious what would happen if I used the filling from the Cinnamon Roll Pancakes in place of the regular sugar mixture.

Here is the recipe for the filling:

1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tbs cinnamon

I had tripled this for the pancakes and had a bunch left. I used 1 cup of leftover filling (so a little more than one batch) with 6 medium apples cut into slices. 

I just stirred it together in a bowl and scooped it into a store bought pie crust. Then I added the extra crust to the top. 

I baked it for 10 minutes in a 450 degree oven, and then lowered it to 350 degrees for an additional 35 minutes. These are the directions from my original apple pie recipe. 

I do have to say, it was quite greasy when it first came out of the oven, because that filling had a lot of butter in it. It actually tasted better after being kept in the refrigerator and warmed in the microwave. I definitely want to play around with this recipe. I enjoyed the brown sugar and extra cinnamon, it just needs less butter. 

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?
I'd love to see your posts, whether you have done something this week or some time in the past. Just link up below. This is a weekly linky.

I am linking up to:
PhotobucketMore the Merrier MondayFull Time Mama

Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Try a New Recipe Tuesday at Home to Four Kiddos
The Gathering Spot at Mamal Diane
Friday Food Frenzy at Close to Home
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs
Foodie Friends Friday at Robyn'sView
Family Fun Friday at Happy and Blessed Home
Find a New Recipe Friday at Almost Supermom

And here is my Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen linky

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