Sunday, October 25, 2020

Shrunken (Apple) Heads #CulinaryCam

Though I have shared how to make shrunken apple heads in previous posts, we decided to create a Shrunken (Apple) Head video for the Culinary Cam YouTube channel this weekend. So, I am creating an updated blogpost and you can watch the clip here.

It was a quick, easy, and fun family activity to get us ready for Halloween. That new hashtag - #CulinaryCam - will appear on all my blogposts that have a YouTube accompaniment.


  • medium-sized apples
  • water
  • juice from one citrus fruit (I used limes in this case because that's what I had)
  • also needed: knives, peeler, wire rack that fits over a baking sheet


Prepare a bowl with water and lime juice. Peel the apples and carve the faces in each apple.

Then drop the creations in the water bath. 

They don't need to be perfect. Remember you're baking them and they will shrivel. So, imperfect is perfect!

Preheat oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Pat apples dry and place them on a wire rack over a baking sheet. 

Bake for 2 to 3 hours - until apples are starting to shrivel. They should be shriveled yet still soft inside, yet not hard and dry. 

Here are a few closeups of our shrunken apple heads!

Have fun and get creative. If you make any shrunken heads, please share a photo with me!

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