Raise your hand if Thanksgiving Dinner is really just an excuse to eat cranberry sauce and apple pie? 80 million pounds of cranberries are eaten during the week of Thanksgiving. There are about 450 cranberries in ONE POUND! That’s 36 BILLION cranberries eaten every year around this time. Cranberries are one of the only native North American fruits, and though they may be known for their face-twisting tartness, luckily humans learned how to sweeten them up by mixing with sugar and by combining them with apples.
The French get all the credit for the invention of puff pastry and the classic Tarte Tatin dessert: an upside-down pie that originated from an accident at a Parisian hotel, as so many beloved classic recipes do. Cranberries and apples are a classing North American combination that is so delicious this time of year when cranberries are fresh and apples are crisp. At home, your kid chefs will love stirring, dolloping, chopping, mincing, and whisking their way through this recipe, which is slightly grown-up but still kid-tested and approved.
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