In this Activity, students investigate flavorings by making artificial "cooked apples" from a mixture of crackers, sugar, cream of tartar, and water, as is done for the filling in recipes for Mock Apple Pie. This Activity focuses on consumer chemistry, and can be used to introduce natural and artificial flavors or lab experiments that make esters. It may also be extended to include taste testing and pie baking and has connections with home economics and history.
JCE Editorial Staff, J. Chem. Educ. 2003, 80, p408A.