A week or two ago, I bought this little apple peeler contraption at Target. I have wanted one for years and it took two trips to the store before I actually broke down and bought it. I really don't like having a million little gadgets cluttering up my kitchen (our toaster broke and it took me 18 months to replace it!), so I wanted to really be sure that I would use the peeler. Last night, I took it out of the box to make an apple cake that called for three cups of apples. In just a few minutes I had a tidy heap of apple peels and three cored and spiral cut apples sitting on my cutting board! Easy! I don't know why I waited so long... especially because we love our fruit desserts in this house!
Here are our favorite apple sweets: