Easy Apple Recipes

Simple Ideas for an Apple Theme

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The easy apple recipes listed below are extremely kid-friendly. All will compliment an "apple theme".

Each recipe is easy to prepare and some can be used for a kids cooking lesson.


Sweet Apple Bites

  • 3 Apples – peeled, cored, and cut into bite sized chunks
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

Use a saucepan to heat brown sugar, butter, and lemon juice. Bring to a small boil. Add apple chunks and heat on low. Cook until apples are tender, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Stir and serve. Can be served with a side of vanilla ice cream if desired.

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Make a Dip for Apples

Mix some peanut butter & vanilla yogurt together. Very simple, and kids love it because the peanut butter doesn’t stick to their mouths.





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Apple Cone Cakes

Prepare a spice cake mix according to package directions except use applesauce instead of water. Spoon mix into flat bottomed ice cream cones (fill no more than half full). Bake as directed or microwave about 2 ½ minutes each or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Top with whipped cream prior to serving.

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Apple Pops

This easy apple recipe is a great choice for those warmer days. Fill small paper cups with apple cider or 100% apple juice. Partially freeze and insert a craft stick in the center of the cup. Continue to freeze until firm. Peel off the paper cup to enjoy this cool treat.

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Apple Jigglies

  • 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin in a bowl
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 6 oz can of unsweetened frozen apple juice concentrate (thawed to room temp)

Mix the gelatin and boiling water. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Add the apple juice. Pour into lightly greased cake pan. Refrigerate. Cut into squares when firm.

You can also make this easy apple recipe in ice cube trays. Try using the mini ice cube trays for lots of "just right sized" bites.

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Microwave Apple Butter

  • 4 cooking apples, peeled, cored, & quartered
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. cloves

Combine apples and cider in a 2-qt. glass bowl; cover. Microwave on high 6 minutes or until apples are soft, stirring twice during cooking. Place apples in blender and process until smooth; return apple mixture to glass bowl. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Microwave uncovered on high 10 minutes, or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Keeps about 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Makes 2 cups.

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Apple Oatmeal

This easy apple recipe makes a tummy-warming breakfast for those chilly mornings.

For one (1) serving…..combine 1/3 cup apple juice, 1/3 cup water, a pinch each of cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, and add 1/3 cup quick cooking oatmeal. Cook one minute. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.

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Super Easy Apple Crisp

  • 5 cups slices apples
  • 1 cup Bisquick
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup melted butter

Place apple slices in a 9 X 9 baking pan. Mix the rest of the ingredients (will be chunky) and sprinkle over apples. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve with a side of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. Makes enough to serve 6.

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Mini Apple Pies

Use the type of ready made pie crust that comes flat in the dairy case. Let the children use a large plastic drinking glass to create two pie crust circles per child. Put a spoonful of apple pie filling in the middle of one circle. Top with the other circle. Use a fork to crimp the edges. Poke a few small holes in the top to allow steam to escape. Bake 10-15 minutes until browned.

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Make a Fruit Salad

  • Apple (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • Banana (sliced)
  • Can of Fruit Cocktail
  • Mini-marshmallows
  • Whipped Cream

Combine all the above ingredients to make an easy and kid-friendly salad.

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