Friday, March 11, 2011

Read Along - The Apple Pie Tree

This is our contribution to the read along going on over at Helping Little Hands. A great idea and we are privileged to be added to the many participants :)

We recently got The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall, from the library and Miss Z seems to really love it! I mean, who wouldn't love the story of a tree that produces apple pie?!?! Okay, it doesn't produce pie, but it does produce the most important part of apple pie...APPLES! This is a story of an apple tree as it changes with each season. The end result being growth of fruit, which becomes an apple pie.

What other project would go with this book, better than making an apple pie?

Reading, reading, reading.

Making crust.

Whipping up a little appley, delicious filling. We used apples from our freezer, that we picked last summer(local, pesticide free goodness!)

Filling the mini pies! One for Miss Z and one for her Daddy. (Mommy is watching her weight, but I had a taste)

Just before they go in to the oven!

After some serious baking, it is time to enjoy the fruit of our labour ;)

For those who are interested, here is the recipe we used Grandma Ople's Apple Pie. It was more of a base, as we did make a few adjustments...Just the 1/2 cup of brown sugar, less butter and we added cinnamon and nutmeg. YUMMY!


Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

This is so fun! We love The Apple Pie Tree, and your daughter looks so cute helping make the pies!

Mama Hen and the Chicks said...

I love this book too! We use it every fall in Kindergarten. I am wondering if we could make mini pies next year for school...hmmm....maybe with the pre-packaged dough? We have made paper pies for the bulletin board, with real cinnamon and with for sugar. They always smell so good in the hall. Thanks for the great idea, and for the cute photos!

Mama A said...

Thank you Polly for the invite to be a part of the Read Along!! This was a lot of fun.

Thank you guys for stopping by to have a peek and I am happy you enjoyed this post :)

The Youngs!!! said...

awwwwww miss z looks sooooo big, miss you much.. soooo cute!!!

Mama A said...

She's gettin' all growed up...LOL!! Can't weait for you guys to see her and for us to see you...Eeeeeeek!!