Autumn Apple S’mores
Who doesn’t love s’mores? The campfire staple traditionally consists of a toasted marshmallow paired with chocolate and sandwiched between graham crackers. The very name is proof of its popularity; s’more is a contraction of the phrase “some more” because you can never get enough!
If you’d like to try s’more variations of the popular treat, visit Goblins and Gourds at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 1 – 4 p.m. In addition to live music by the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra, pumpkin-painting, carving demos and more, Edible Education will be showing how to make apple s’mores. They’ll use local apples and pears donated by Relay Foods and you’re invited to sample this seasonal tasting.
Edible Education’s mission is to teach children to cook well with real food. They cite the fact that Center for Disease Control studies show if kids get 50 hours of cooking education before they are 12, it will change the way they think about food for the rest of their lives.
Don’t worry if you can’t swing by the Garden on Sunday to sample the s’mores. Edible Education has kindly shared the recipe (below) so you can try it at your own convenience.
- 6 apples
- 1 graham cracker per child
- 3 T butter
- 2 t cinnamon
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 8oz. cream cheese
- 1 T honey
- 1 t cinnamon
- Peel, slice and chop apples. Combine with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a sauce pan. Cook down until most of the water evaporates and the mixture becomes thick and sticky, about 10 minutes.
- In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese, honey and cinnamon with an electric mixer.
- Spread cream cheese mixture on 1 half of a graham cracker. Top it with the apple mixture and place the other half of the graham cracker on top to make a sandwich.
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