Chemical Apple Pie – A New Thanksgiving Recipe

It’s that time of year again: holiday season! This is the time of year to give back and give thanks. It’s also the time where everyone breaks out those old family recipes, the delicious food that keeps your relatives coming back for more.

This year, we want to shake up those old traditional recipes and challenge you and your students to make something a little unconventional for Thanksgiving. What smells, tastes, and even looks like apple pie but doesn’t actually contain any apples? Chemical Apple Pie.

The name might be off-putting, but don’t worry—it’s completely safe to eat. This is a little science experiment you can do with your students to teach them about how our senses are easily fooled and somewhat limited. Share with your students that science can indeed be fun and educational with the Chemical Apple Pie recipe — or become a mad scientist in your own kitchen and dupe your family and friends with fake apple pie.

Find the recipe here:

We would love to see how your Chemical Apple Pie turns out! Post a photo of your chemical pie on our Facebook page here and you will be entered to win a $25 Target gift card. If you want, you can send us a photo of a real apple pie you baked too.

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