Teach your kids about the Trinity using an apple, then bake up some delicious Trinity Dutch Apple Cake.
by Theresa Wilson
Earlier this month my daughter’s preschool had a field trip to an orchard. We enjoyed a gorgeous fall morning with cool air and bright sunshine while we plucked apple after apple from the trees.
In the car ride home, we thanked God for such a beautiful experience. After a moment, my 4-year-old said we should also thank Jesus. I reminded her that God is Jesus and the Holy Spirit, too! In the rearview mirror, I could see her gazing out the window in contemplation.
A few days later it was time to do something with all the apples we had harvested. Dutch apple cake was just that thing. With my daughter next to me, standing on a chair helping me measure and mix, I used the apple to help her visualize the Trinity. Like the shamrock, it is a commonly used symbol from nature to help explain the Trinity.
An apple, although one piece of fruit, is made up of three parts: the skin, the flesh
This delicious apple cake is the perfect treat on a cool autumn day. It’s one of the simplest desserts with huge flavor, not to mention the way your kitchen will smell as it’s in the oven! When I make this dish, I leave the skin of the apples on. I like the little bit of pink in each slice. The orange zest adds a nice depth of flavor as well.