This is another of my favorite gizmo’s: I got this apple peeling gadget from L.L. Bean many years ago when I was first married. I get so many comments from people, especially kids, who come into my kitchen to visit. While it may seem ridiculous to have something that just peels apples, it is really useful for baking and as an added bonus, children tend to eat more apples. First, they eat the “apple spaghetti” which is the actually the peel (Where all the phtyo-nutrients are!) and then they eat the “apple accordian.” Here is a recipe that I adapted from Pie In The Sky by Susan Purdy. It is bursting with apples and it is so outstandingly delicious, you’ll end up making it once a month. Aspen Apple Cake will be all the justification you need to add a countertop peeler to your kitchen cache.
Aspen Apple Cake for Sea Level Dwellers, adapted from Pie In The Sky
(for a special treat try 1 cup real dark brown sugar, such as Muscovado, mixed with 1 cup white sugar)