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Shrunken Apple Heads in Citrus Cider

 Shrunken Apple Heads in Citrus Cider
Granny Smith apples shaped like shrunken heads will surprise even the scariest goblins at your Halloween bash. And the cool cider is so refreshing.--Annette Engelbert, Bruce Crossing, Michigan
17 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 2 hours + cooling


  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 4 large Granny Smith apples
  • 16 whole cloves
  • 1 gallon Apple juice or cider
    Apple Cider Save more on this seasonal favorite from ALDI.
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed


  • In a small bowl, combine lemon juice and salt; set aside. Peel
  • apples. Cut each apple from the stem to the blossom end; discard
  • seeds and core. Using a sharp knife, carefully carve a face on the
  • rounded side of each apple half. After carving, dip each apple in
  • lemon juice mixture for 1 minute. Drain on paper towels.
  • Arrange apple heads on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at
  • 250° for 2 hours or until apples begin to dry and shrink and are
  • lightly browned on the edges. Cool on a wire rack. Insert cloves for
  • eyes. Store in the refrigerator.
  • Just before serving, combine cider and lemonade in a punch bowl.
  • Float shrunken apple heads in cider. Yield: about 1 gallon.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 174 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 441 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.