Apple Pie Popcorn

What’s better than apple pie? Apple pie popcorn! This easy apple pie popcorn is a yummy treat or snack, and fun to make. This recipe is our must-make for our family every Pi Day, too. And the brown sugar, ground cinnamon and chunks of popcorn pairs so well with chunks of dried apple. It gets baked for a few minutes and comes out all warm and crunchy. It’s a snack and dessert and a meal, all in one. Pi Day is March 14th – aka 3.14, the first three digits of pi. NASA calls pi the “Swiss Army knife of numbers”. But, no matter how big or small, the ratio of a circle’s circumference (the distance around it) to its diameter (the distance across it) is always equal to pi. David and I made this recipe for our family’s Sunday movie night tradition, where we are pairing popcorn and cocktails with our favorite films. So, here is our Pi Day movie snack and drink pairing: MOVIE: Hidden Figures (2016). The inspiring true story of three brilliant African-American women who worked at NASA in the 1950s and ’60s as “human computers” — and helped launch the manned spaceflight program. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe.

What’s better than apple pie? Apple pie popcorn! This easy apple pie popcorn is a yummy treat or snack, and fun to make. This recipe is our must-make for our family every Pi Day, too. And the brown sugar, ground cinnamon and chunks of popcorn pairs so well with chunks of dried apple. It gets baked for a few minutes and comes out all warm and crunchy. It’s a snack and dessert and a meal, all in one.

Pi Day is March 14th – aka 3.14, the first three digits of pi. NASA calls pi the “Swiss Army knife of numbers”. But, no matter how big or small, the ratio of a circle’s circumference (the distance around it) to its diameter (the distance across it) is always equal to pi. David and I made this recipe for our family’s Sunday movie night tradition, where we are pairing popcorn recipes with our favorite films.

What is your favorite Pi Day movie to watch? For us, we like watching science-focused films to celebrate a math-pun holiday. (If that makes sense.) So here is our favorite Pi Day movie and movie snack pairing:

MOVIE: Hidden Figures (2016). The inspiring true story of three brilliant African-American women who worked at NASA in the 1950s and ’60s as “human computers” — and helped launch the manned spaceflight program. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe.

Category, , , Yields10 ServingsDifficultyBeginner
Total Time1 hr

Ingredients

 3 tbsp Salted butter
 1 tsp Vanilla extract
 2 tbsp Light brown sugar
 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
  tsp Allspice, ground
  tsp Nutmeg, ground
 8 cups Popcorn, popped
 1 cup Apple, dried chips
 ¼ cup Toffee bits

Directions

FIRST, POP YOUR CORN
1

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat, and set aside. Preheat your oven to 300° Fahrenheit.

You can use an air popper or microwave popcorn, if you like. If you want to pop on the stovetop, get a large saucepan with a lid. Pour enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan, and add four popcorn kernels. Cover the pan and place over medium heat.

When the kernels pop, VERY CAREFULLY (because that oil is blazingly hot and can burn you!) add 1/3 to 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels and re-cover the pan.

Shaking the pan constantly to ensure that the kernels don’t burn, while the popcorn pops. Once the pops are 3 to 5 seconds apart, remove the pot from heat.

Pour your popped popcorn onto a parchment or wax paper-lined baking sheet. Spread it out and remove any unpopped kernels. Evenly sprinkle a couple pinches salt over the hot popcorn and allow popcorn to cool. Once the popcorn is cool, put the popcorn into a big bowl and set aside.

NEXT, MAKE YOUR SPICED BUTTER
2

Whisk the butter with the vanilla extract in a medium saucepan over low heat, until the butter is melted. In a separate bowl, stir together the brown sugar with cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Add this mixture to your butter and stir until everything is well blended.

Drizzle the melted butter mixture over your popped popcorn and stir well until popcorn is coated. Transfer the popcorn onto your baking sheet, and make sure the popcorn is spread out evenly. Sprinkle the apple chips and toffee bits over top.

Bake for 15 minutes or until toffee bits start to melt. Let the popcorn cool and then serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Servings 10


Amount Per Serving
Calories 120
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3.5g18%
Cholesterol 10mg4%
Sodium 50mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 13g5%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 8g
Protein 0g

Magnesium 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Thanks to the Popcorn Board for the recipe.

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