Apple Bread and Apple Tarts are as Easy as Pie…..with a Starfrit Apple Peeler!

Apple Bread and Apple Tarts are as Easy as Pie…..with a Starfrit Apple Peeler!
  With so many apple varieties available these days, both locally and imported, baking with apples is inspiring and extra inviting. Add your own sous chef to the mix, i.e. a Starfrit Apple Peeler, to make the peeling and coring work extra quick and easy, and the ease of preparation only adds to fun and limitless possibilities.   The Starfrit Apple Peeler neatly dispatches the skin from any variety of apples (just make sure your apples are firm-skinned and fresh and not wrinkled, for best results) and the spike holder not only holds the apple in place to be peeled but removes the peel afterwards. It’s an old-fashioned gizmo (the Amish had something similar) but made with Starfrit’s design and easy clean, durable, plastic parts (except for the peeling blade) and you have an extra pair of ‘hands’ in the kitchen. The kit also comes with a bonus Apple Wedger which is great if you’re making an open-faced tart with the classic concentric circles of apple wedges as the middle. The wedger instantly separates the apple into neat quarters, ready to assemble into a tart. Or dice the wedges into chunks for apple muffins. For quick snacks, just tuck a few wedges, dusted with cinnamon in a Starfrit snack tote. Bringing along healthy snacks like apples wedges ensures a healthy on-the-go treat. Here’s some of my favorite company apple recipes as well as a homey muffin to celebrate the end of summer and beginning of fall. Bon Appetit! By Marcy Goldman, www.betterbaking.com