Kid-Friendly Apple Recipes
Since many children don't like to bite into big pieces of baked fruit, this recipe appeals because of its smaller apple pieces.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 8 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced into small pieces
- In a small bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cinnamon and cloves.
- Place one of the pie shells (recipe below) into a 10 inch pie pan or plate. Put half of the sliced apples into the shell and sprinkle half of the sugar mixture over them. Top with the remaining apples and the remaining sugar mixture.
- Cover apples with the top crust. Press edges with the tines of a fork to seal and poke holes in the top with a knife. Bake in preheated oven until the crust edges start to brown. Remove from oven and cover crust edges with foil. Put back in oven and bake for 35 minutes.
- 4 cups all-purpose flour (you can also use half wheat flour and half white flour)
- 2/3 cup canola oil
- 6 tablespoons ice water
- Put flour in a large bowl. Add half of the oil, and half of the water. Mix dough with fork. Add additional oil and water bit by bit until dough can form a non-crumbly ball. Separate dough in half and roll out each into a circle on a floured counter, or between plastic wrap.
- Use dough as directed in pie recipe above.
Easy Caramel Apples
- 6 apples (refrigerate overnight, or place in freezer for at least 30 minutes)
- 1 (14-oz.) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
- 2 tablespoons milk
Suggested toppings: crushed pretzels, crushed cookies, mini M&Ms, colorful sprinkles, nuts, cereal, melted chocolate to drizzle. Have these prepared and ready for dipping before you start dipping your apples in caramel.
- Remove the stem from each apple and press a craft stick into the top.
- Butter a baking sheet, or use wax paper.
- Place caramels and milk in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave 2 minutes, stirring once. Allow to cool briefly. (You can also use a 4-cup Pyrex type glass measuring cup, as it is a good size for dipping the apples. Another option is to melt your caramels in a crock pot, so they stay melted.)
- Roll, or dip, each apple quickly in caramel sauce until well coated.
- Still moving quickly, have your children roll the caramel apples across the toppings.
- Place completed apples on baking sheet and put in refrigerator for at least 10 minutes.
1. How many apple varieties are there?
2. Can you name five apple varieties?
3. Which state produces the most apples?
4. The apple is the official state fruit of which of these states? New York, West Virginia, Washington, Rhode Island.
5. If you placed an apple in water, would it float or sink?
6. Where is most of an apple's fiber found?
(Click here to get the answers and to read the story of Johnny Appleseed)