Cooking with your Grandkids can be fun!
Create this delicious caramel apple treat with your grandkiddos for a perfect afternoon delight!
Yield: 10 servings
2 pkg refrigerated Crescent Rolls 2/3 cup brown sugar 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted 2 medium Granny Smith apples 2/3 cup nuts, chopped (optional)
Salted Caramel Sauce: ½ cup pure maple syrup 2 tbsp butter Coarse sea salt
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Mix sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
Microwave butter 30 seconds until melted.
Grease large round stone, or baking sheet.
Unroll crescents, place in a circle with tips facing away from center, brush with butter.
Sprinkle crescents with the cinnamon mixture, reserve 2 TBSP to mix with nuts.
Peel, core and slice apples using a peeler and paring knife or the handy Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer. Kids love using this peeler!
Place apple slices atop crescents.
Pull crescent tips toward center to make the ring.
Mix chopped nuts with remaining cinnamon mix; sprinkle on top.
Bake 25 minutes or until biscuits are deep golden brown.
Place maple syrup in small saucepan over medium-high heat stirring occasionally until small bubbles form.
Add butter; stir until melted, bring to boil, boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat; let cool 15 minutes to thicken.
Drizzle caramel sauce on the ring, then sprinkle with sea salt for an extra sweet treat.
COOK’S TIP: Keep apple slices from turning brown without changing the flavor. Dip them in lemon-lime soda.
NOTE:As a cool environmental experience with your grandkiddos, plant what is left over from the apple in the garden: Simmer apple peels on the stove with cinnamon and cloves, dig a hole, plant cores and add cooled apple peels for compost to put nutrients back into the soil.
Nutrition Per Serving: Calories 260
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 4.5 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Carbohydrate 35 g
Protein 3 g
Sodium 480 mg
Fiber 1 g
Jaimie Johnson “chef Jaimie” shares the art of cooking, baking, and entertaining with friends and families everywhere. She has 18 years in the food industry. Jaimie enjoys teaching baking and decorating techniques, and making healthy meals in a hurry and assembling time-saving meal prep in her workshops as well as creating the perfect party and bridal shower experiences with her Pampered Chef business. When she is not cooking, Jaimie has a fulltime marketing career with a well-known travel company and enjoys spending time with her family, including her new puppy, Ace. Check out her blog at: http://tiny.cc/Chefjaimiekids