Monday, October 7, 2013

Your Dough is My Dough: Apple Pie Playdough

It's almost holiday baking season, people. And in our house that means the season where mom attempts to replicate holiday baking smells whilst making holiday playdough to avoid the calories associated with eating baked goods (and, let's be honest, to avoid the actual act of baking). Plus, playdough takes much less time to make and consumes much more of our time -- we'll play with playdough for hours. Cam and I both decided that we like apples this year and asked mom if we could make an apple pie. We got apple pie playdough instead. Not exactly what we were looking for, but we'll take it.

We colored 1/2 our batch red for the apples and left 1/2 plain colored to serve as the dough. Mini ramekins and real cinnamon sticks rounded out our usual playdough tools. Cam and I cooked up some awesome pies (and apple pie ice cream, apple pie lollipops, etc.) and the whole house smelled delish. You can check out some of our other yummy playdough recipes on our "Your Dough is My Dough" page, including the fall appropriate Pumpkin Pie Playdough (check out those pics of Cam -- can you believe how little she looks!?!?).

Apple Pie Playdough

- 4 cups flour
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup salt
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon 
- red food coloring 
- cinnamon sticks 

Combine ingredients through cinnamon and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until most of the moisture is absorbed (it will take a bit). Let it cool on some wax paper. Divide the batch into halves and work some red food coloring into one-half of it. Now make some pies. 

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