If I was going to the moon and could only take one dessert, it would be something with apples, cinnamon, brown sugar and butter. Sorry chocolate!
It’s apple pickin’ season around here again. My siblings and I always try to make it out to one of the apple orchards to go apple picking.
If we don’t go apple picking, we often try to at least make a trip to one of the local farm stores that do up a fall harvest celebration. These places sell apples by the bushel, so we can get our apple fix and eat homemade cinnamon donuts until our tummies hurt, at the same time.
Then there’s the years when we all can’t seem to get our act together enough to have a fall family outing at all…that’s when the good ol’ grocery store becomes my apple supplier for the season, sans the homemade cinnamon donuts, boo!
Any way you slice it, fall = apples in our house, the end.
I’ll eat apples any way I can get them, and hey, I don’t turn my nose up at just-plain-apples either.
Edible marker on apples with fall inspired sayings
Inspired by so many of the fall and autumn quotes and sayings, I thought these just-plain-apples would look pretty cute with a little wording on them.
-Apples (gala, golden delicious, macintosh, honey crisp…apples with lighter skin)
-Edible Marker in black (I used Americolor Gourment Writer)
-Lemon juice and baking soda (for washing wax off apples)
-Fall and Autumn quotes and sayings
Remove wax from apples
Mix lemon juice and baking soda to a paste.
Using a paper towel or veggie brush apply some of the paste to the apples and scrub gently to remove wax.
Rinse in water and pat dry with paper towels.
Dry polish apples just before writing
Polish dry the apple with paper towel just beforehand, and then using the edible marker apply wording to the apples.
Let the wording dry completely (couple hours) before touching. The writing was pretty smudge-proof once the writing dried, so I was able to place them in a basket without smearing the edible ink.
I used snippets of fall and autumn quotes and sayings, making up some of my own little catchphrases, as well.
A few more tips that I hope will help:
-Use a damp paper towel to rub off the writing if you mess up, then rub with a dry paper towel and just start over.
-Once the marker dries on the apples, keep the apples dry because the marker reacts to water. Probably not a good craft for a rainy or very humid weather event.
-The ink doesn’t have any taste, so it doesn’t effect the taste of the apples but the ink can still be wiped off with a damp paper towel before eating.
Fill a basket with these fall inspired apples for a sweet fall centerpiece, an adorable gift, a healthy kids’ party favor, fall wedding decor… add a jar of caramel sauce and you have dessert!