Mr. and Mrs. Brown, the farmers who live next door, are hosting an apple pie contest, complete with games, stories, and a lot of apple pie eating. All families must bring a pie to be judged. This year Martin wants to make his own pie in addition to the pie Daddy and Sylvia are making. In a flash of inspiration, Martin knows exactly what his secret ingredient will be. Will his unique concoction win the competition?
Projects, Crafts, and Recipes for this Story
Sparkle Kitchen: Apple Sandwich Stackers
The apple “sandwich” stackers are easy to customize. Think yogurt, cheddar cheese, or any flavor of nut butter you have on hand. Try different kinds of nuts and grains for the crunchy parts, depending on what you like. And if you aren’t afraid of a little mess, lay out the ingredients and let the kiddos stack them together!
Sparkle Kitchen: Rustic Apple Bacon Mini-Pies
Though it seems as if it might be an odd combination, bacon and apples are actually quite delicious together. The saltiness of the bacon combined with the sweetness of the apples makes Martin’s idea a brilliant one. Add in a flaky, orange zest spiked crust and you’ve a pie that would win a blue ribbon at any contest.