During last year’s Pitch Wars showcase, my fantastic mentor, JC Davis, created a recipe card inspired by my fantasy novel Lacy and the Butter Bees.
Lonely 11-year-old Lacy Lancaster runs a pastry company full of magical butter bees. When a rotten tomato lady and her orphanage move next door, Lacy schemes to adopt three friends, even if it means risking her biggest secret of all.
Today, I am thrilled to write my first blog post as we go through the recipe together.
The skillet apples with caramel yum sauce recipe card features Lacy Lancaster, owner of the ButterBees Pastry Company with her lemon eyes and watermelon hair.
And any ButterBees Pastry Company recipe wouldn’t be complete without the butter bees themselves.
“A butter bee fluttered over my face with her floppy silver wings and rainbow body. Whoever said bees can’t fly in the rain clearly never met a butter bee.”
Spoiler: There will be butter. LOTS of butter.
“Rule number three of the ButterBees Pastry Company: you can never use too much butter.”
First, the ingredients:
- 6 medium apples – I used Ambrosia apples
- Light Brown Sugar
Now, core and slice the apples.
Then, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.
(Like I said, LOTS of butter)
Then, add apples and 1/2 cup of sugar.
Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes or until apples are tender.
Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon.
Increase temperature to medium high and cook, stirring constantly, for 5-10 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
Once finished, I served in four individual bowls with butter bee sprinkles for a sweet and delicious treat.
Thanks again to JC Davis for this wonderful, butter bee themed recipe.
And a special shout out to my other former Pitch Wars mentor, Sarah Cannon, who made this breathtaking novel aesthetic.