Heather is a mom to three kids, who all love to cook! Together, they are the Kids in the Kitchen with Girl and Her Kitchen, creating food and recipes the whole family will love!
Many of you probably have your kids home all week this week and are looking for some things to do! I am sure you want to get out of the house as much as possible with the kids to burn off some of their energy, but if you find yourself with a few moments at home, this might be a fun little thing to do with them.
I cannot take credit for the idea, I found it on…what else...Pinterest! But, it was tested in my kitchen with three little pairs of hands helping, and it was a delicious success. The turkey on Pinterest turned out a lot fancier, but hey…did I tell you I had three little pairs of hands helping me? We put this together and had so much fun. Better yet? I am including my recipe for that delicious homemade caramel you see. Apples never tasted so good. Especially these apples plucked right from our Thanksgiving turkey.
Homemade Caramel Sauce
1 stick salted butter
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp sea salt (optional)
1-3 tablespoons heavy cream
Over medium heat, melt butter in a saucepan, being careful not to let it brown. Once melted, add in brown sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, whisking to incorporate with the butter. Add in sea salt if desired. Whisk for three minutes while caramel is heating over low heat. It should be pretty thick. Add in heavy cream 1 tablespoon at a time until desired texture and thickness is achieved. Continue whisking for five minutes while it is gently bubbling on the stove. When sugar is dissolved and mixture is completely incorporated and has an almost satiny smooth texture, turn off heat and let cool slightly before serving.
To assemble apple “turkey”: 1 green apple, 1 red apple, 1 recipe homemade caramel sauce, 1 candy corn, 2 chocolate chips, 1 small ramekin and 1 circular plate. Slice apples and arrange around caramel filled ramekin. Cut two “turkey” feet out of apples, place underneath ramekin. When ready to serve, add chocolate chips and candy corn (if the caramel is too warm, they will melt, that is why I suggest adding them last). Enjoy with the kids, sticky fingers and all!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!