Apple Candlesticks

This unusual table centerpiece is ephemeral — but it’s beautiful while it lasts.

Large Rome Beauty apples (that will stand straight on the table)
Waxed paper
Potato peeler
Lemon juice

Using an apple corer, make a hole about halfway through the middle of an apple. Make the hole as straight as possible and remove the core piece.
Insert a candle into the hole. It should fit tightly; if the hole is too large, wrap waxed paper around the candle’s end.
Older kids can decorate the apples by carefully carving designs in the skins with the tip of a potato peeler (to prevent the designs from turning brown, rub them with lemon juice).
Arrange the candleholders in a circle on a plate or cutting board.

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