Thanksgiving is coming soon. And in preparation I found some great craft and entertaining ideas from Country Woman magazine.
I love these Pine cone Turkeys.
And these apple cider cups are a great way to serve apple cider for your guests.
You Will Need:
- Large apple
- Lemon juice
- Apple cider
- Paring knife
- Spoon or melon baller
- Cutting board
- Cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, allspice or star anise (optional for garnish)
1. On a cutting board or sturdy surface, use a knife to cut off the top of the apple. Then take a paring knife and carefully outline where you’d like the rim of your apple cup to be. (Ali’s rims were about ¼-in. wide.)
2. Use a spoon or melon baller to carefully begin scooping out the center of your apple until you have a nice cup shape. If your apple doesn’t sit level, use the paring knife to slice a little off the bottom making it even. Be careful not to let your knife cut through the bottom or sides of the apple when hollowing it out, or the cider will leak out.
3. Once you have hollowed out the inside of the apple, brush a little lemon juice over the inside to prevent browning. Fill with your favorite apple cider. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, allspice or star anise.
Just head over to Country Woman and check out all the recipes, tips, and crafts. Or download the digital version of Country Woman on the iPad, Nook, Kindle or Google Play & Android.