Dutch Apple Pies
Students in Mrs. Rossi’s and Mrs. Beaudoin’s fourth grade class made homemade Dutch apple pies in honor of National Food Day (October 24th) and to enhance their social studies unit about the early Dutch settlers in New York.
NY farms have grown apples for centuries, and Mrs. Goodwin, the class’s teaching assistant, meets monthly with the Cornell Cooperative Extension to promote school gardens in the county as well as local farmers and their produce. The students learned about the history of the Dutch apple pie and how early settlers had to grind their own spices, grow their own fruit, and go through much more in order to make an apple pie! Students then cut the apples, followed the recipe for mixing and measuring, took turns rolling the dough, and assembled the pies.
The baked pies were a great afternoon treat for all!