Fall Recipes for Kids
'Tis the season for apple picking, and Sam Talbot is here to show you and your kids how to use the fall fruit in exciting ways. From bone-in pork chops to apple cider donut holes, you'll learn how to prepare a wholesome meal while teaching your kids how to cook and eat seasonally.
Apple Cider Donut Holes - Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 12-cup mini muffin tins thoroughly with cooking spray; set aside.
Apple Cider Donut Holes - Step 2
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spice until well mixed.
Apple Cider Donut Holes - Step 3
In a smaller bowl, whisk together the melted butter, apple cider, buttermilk, and eggs. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Do not over mix.
Apple Cider Donut Holes - Step 4
Fill each muffin cup halfway full. Bake, rotating halfway through, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 8 to 10 minutes.
Apple Cider Donut Holes - Step 5
Transfer pans to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes, then remove the donut holes and cool completely. Spray muffin tins with more cooking spray and repeat with the remaining batter.
Apple Cider Donut Holes - Step 6
Meanwhile, combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon in a paper lunch bag. When all the muffins are cool, working in batches, lightly brush the donut holes with melted butter and gently shake in the bag, being sure they are completely coated in sugar mixture. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
Pork Chops - Step 1
Preheat oven to 375°. Combine all ingredients (except ground pepper and oil) in a large zip-top bag. Refrigerate overnight.
Pork Chops - Step 2
Remove chops from bag and discard brine. Pat them very dry with paper towels and season with salt and ground pepper.
Pork Chops - Step 3
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Sear chops (in batches, if necessary) until browned, about 2 minutes per side, then place in oven. (If cooking in batches, transfer chops to a rimmed baking sheet.) Cook until internal temperature registers 145 degrees on an instant read thermometer when inserted into the thickest part of the chop, 6 to 8 minutes. Let pork chops rest 10 minutes.
Pork Chops - Step 4
For the chutney, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cooked until soft and golden, about 10 minutes. Add spices and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add apples, raisins, and sugar with 1/4 cup water. Cover and cook until the apples are soft and breaking apart, about 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Serve pork chops and sauce garnished with parsley, if desired, and lemon wedges.
Items You'll Need
- Cooking spray (Donut Hole Recipe)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (Donut Hole Recipe)
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar (Donut Hole Recipe)
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder (Donut Hole Recipe)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (Donut Hole Recipe)
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt (Donut Hole Recipe)
- 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (Donut Hole Recipe)
- 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted (Donut Hole Recipe)
- 1/2 cup apple cider (Donut Hole Recipe)
- 1/4 cup buttermilk (Donut Hole Recipe)