Heather loves to get in the kitchen with her kids, and she wants you in the kitchen with your kids too! Kids in the Kitchen with Girl in the Kitchen shares tips, recipes, and ideas to get you and your kids cooking together.
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.
Apple Turkey and Homemade Caramel Sauce
I cannot take credit for the idea; I found it on…what else…Pinterest! 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 the 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 the mixture is completely incorporated and has an almost satiny smooth texture, turn off the 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!
By: Heather Williams
Heather is a busy mom of three who loves exploring Lake County with her kids. When she, her husband, and kids are not embarking on new adventures, you will most likely find her cooking and posting some great family-friendly recipes at Girl and Her Kitchen.