Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in Apple Themed Activities, Fall Crafts and Activities, Kids in the Kitchen, Math Activities | 0 comments

Apple Taste Test and Graphing

I took my bugs with me to the grocery store to pick out some apples for our apple taste test. M was surprised with all of the different varieties of apples he had to choose from. I explained to him that apples are in season this time of year, which is why there is such an abundance of them. We ended up purchasing 6 different types of apples:

  • Granny Smith
  • Red Delicious
  • Honey Crisp
  • Gold Delicious
  • Pink Lady
  • Gala

When we got home, I cut up the apples and placed them on paper plates. I wrote the names of each type of apple on the plates with a Sharpie, then printed off a copy of our Apple Taste Test Graph.

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After the boys tasted an apple, I helped them fill out the graph by asking them what colour(s) the apple is, whether it tasted sweet or sour, and if they liked it or not.

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From our taste test, I learned that M’s favourite apple was the sour Granny Smith, while B’s favourite apple was the sweet Red Delicious (I usually buy Gala apples, so this was interesting!).

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Mini Apple Pies

We had quite a few apples left over from our taste test, and I didn’t want them to go to waste, so we decided to bake some simple, mini apple pies!

Materials/ Ingredients:

  • 2 cans of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • sliced apples
  • butter
  • cinnamon
  • brown sugar
  • muffin tin

We started by  preheating our oven to 350° and unrolling and tearing apart the crescent roll dough. M pressed one of the dough sections into each of the muffin tin compartments.

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Next, M placed a few pieces of the apple slices, from our apple taste test, on top of the dough. We put a dab of butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top of the apples, before covering them up with another piece of crescent roll dough. When they were all assembled, I scored the tops of each unbaked pie with a knife.

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Then we threw them into our preheated oven, and waited for about 15-20 min…

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The mini apple pies came out golden, and they smelled **amazing**!

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They tasted delicious too!

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This was a very simple recipe to get my bugs busy and engaged in the kitchen 🙂

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