Apples Recipe Ideas
Apple Snack Cabobs
1 apple cut
into chuncks (And any other fruits the kids like)-per child
1Lb. of cheddar cheese
Let children (Supervised ) place fruit and cheese on stick.
I have different types of salad dressings for them to dip into.
Makes for a great hour of fun and eating.
Slice apples the "round way" so that a star is
formed in the center.
butter and top with a second slice to form a sandwich.
Spread a slice with
For each quart of peeled and sliced apples, add:
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of salt
Cook until tender. Mash apples with a potato masher or
electric mixer. Add more sugar, if needed. Serve cold.
Variation: Apple Sauce Recipe
Peel and slice 4 medium apples and
place in a large pot. Add 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup of brown sugar,
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg. Let the
apples simmer till mushy.
This will make your classroom smell
Crock Pot Applesauce
8-10 medicum apples, peeled and diced
1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Combine apples and water in the slow-cooking pot. Cover and
cook on low for 4 hours until apples
are very soft. Add sugar and cook on low for another 30 minutes. Sprinkle
Note: apples will be slightly chunky. If smooth is preferred,
puree in a blender.
Ingredients (per child)
6 thin apple slices
spoonful of caramel apple dip
spoonful of pink whipped topping (see below)
spoonful of shredded coconut
red food coloring
lemon lime soda
Use red food coloring to tint a container of whipped topping
pink. To prevent browning, store
the apple slices in lemon lime soda. Drain the apples before setting
ingredients out for the children.
Directions for children:
Plop one spoonful of caramel apple dip onto plate. Put
spoonful of pink whipped topping on caramel dip.
Add 6 thin
apple slices around the dip/whip to form petals on a flower.
Sprinkle shredded coconut on top. Dip and crunch! YUM!
let my 3 year old class peel, core and slice some of their apples
after our trip to the apple
orchard, with this gadget. They love doing it. She also has a wonderful clay stone
9 x 12 baking
pan and we fill the bottom of the pan with apple slices - at least one apple
peeled by each child -
(I have 10 children) then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture or sugar and apple pie spice
mixture to cover apples lightly. Then we use a jiffy or Martha White small package of yellow cake
just sprinkle that over the apples, do not make a batter but use the dry cake mix -
sprinkle some more spice
and sugar on top cake mix and drizzle a melted stick of margarine
over the top of cake, bake at 350
degrees for about 30 minutes
- serve hot with ice cream
is best - or let cool and have for snack in the afternoon.
Delicious - Great fun for the kids.
Apple Sauce On A Stick
1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
3 medium apples unpeeled cored and cut up
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup dark raisins
1 tablespoon sugar or to taste
Process apples, juice, cinnamon and raisins in blender or food processor until smooth;
add sugar to taste. It will taste less sweet when frozen. Spoon into 3-4 ounce paper or
plastic cups or frozen sucker molds. Place in freezer. When partially frozen,
insert a stick in each cup and finish freezing.
1/2 cup seeded apples
1 cup water
1 tsp. sugar
Blend the ingredients in a blender. Serve
Apple Leather Logs
Cover a baking sheet with plastic wrap. Spread 2
cups applesauce in a very thin layer on
wrap. Bake at 150F for 6 - 8 hours or until applesauce has a leathery look. Cool
slightly and remove the plastic wrap.
Roll up the fruit leather and slice it into small
Apple With Other Foods
Slice several different kinds of apples. Spread with peanut
or cheese spread and let children taste and compare them.
Sugar 'n' Spice
1/2 cup peeled apple pieces for each child (Half of a large apple yields
approximately 1/2 cup apple pieces)
1 tsp. brown sugar for each child
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon for each child
Utensils and Supplies:
Large serving bowl
1/2 cup measuring cup
1 tsp. measuring spoon
1/4 tsp. measuring spoon
paper bowl for each child
plastic spoon for each child
Wash, core, and peel the apples. Then slice them into bite
Scoop 1/2 cup apple wedges in serving bowl. Add 1 tsp. brown
Sprinkle on 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and mix up. Enjoy!
16 graham crackers
Use four graham crackers for one serving. Spread three crackers with applesauce
stack one on top of the other. Top with the fourth cracker and spread applesauce
the top and edges. Refrigerate 1/2 hour before serving.
Easy Apple Pie
miniature graham cracker crust for each child
large spoonful of apple pie filling for each child
1 tsp. instant oatmeal for each child
Utensils and Supplies:
2 serving bowls
large serving spoon
1 tsp. measuring spoon
plastic spoon for each child
Pour a large spoonful of apple pie filling into the graham cracker
Sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon on top. Add 1 tsp.
of instant oatmeal.
Squirt on some whipped cream and eat!
Johnny Appleseed Sandwiches
Have children spread peanut butter on two apple slices: Put together like
Dip cut apple slices into melted caramel.
2 cups apples - seeded and cut into small pieces
4 cups water
1/4 cup sugar
Mix all ingredients. Put 1/2 of mixture in blender and blend well. Add the rest of the mixture and blend.
Peel and core apples. Cut apples into thin rings
and soak rings in salt for 30 min.
Spread apple rings on a cookie sheet and cover with a thin sheet
( to protect apples from bugs) . Place apple rings in a sunny spot
and let dry for two weeks.
Serve Apple Cider
Peanut Butter and Fruit Pleasers
Spread peanut butter on bread and top with grated apples, pear or peach; or mix
cup peanut butter plus 1/2 cup raisins and 1/2 cup applesauce and spread
on bread; or mix
together peanut butter and mashed banana.
Use one apple for each serving
1/2 tsp. sugar per apple
Core apple and peel a small strip from the top. Place in greased baking dish.
Place a dot
of butter, 1/2 tsp. sugar (brown sugar taste great!) and raisins in
the center of each apple.
Cover bottom of dish with boiling water. Bake at 400
degrees until soft (about 30
minutes). Several times during baking, spoon pan
juices over the apples (or microwave in
glass dish uncovered on high for 3 1/2 to
4 minute. Turn and spoon sauce over apples
once or twice during baking).
2 Tbl. whole wheat pastry flour mixture (2 cups flour, 2 tsp. baking powder,
and 1/2 tsp.
1 Tbl. applesauce mixture (1 cup applesauce, 1 tsp. cinnamon)
1 tsp. egg
1/2 Tbl. oil
1 Tbl. brown sugar
Mix all ingredients. Pour into a lined muffin tin. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Apple Bran Muffins
2/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons vinegar
1 cup shreds of wheat bran cereal
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup peeled, finely chopped apple
1 tablespoon wheat germ, toasted
Combine milk and vinegar in a mixing bowl; let stand 1 minute. Add cereal; let stand 5 minutes.
Beat in egg and oil; stir in sugar. Combine flour, cinnamon and soda; add to cereal mixture,
just until moistened. Fold in apple. For Microwave: Spoon batter into paper-lined
muffin cups, filling 2/3 full. Sprinkle
with 1/4 teaspoon wheat germ. Microwave high, 2-3 minutes,
rotating once. Let muffins cool in
pan 1 min.; serve immediately.
Repeat procedure with remaining batter.
1 package refrigerated biscuits,
separate the package into 10 biscuits and then cut
each biscuit in
half. Each child is given half a biscuit on a piece of wax paper.
Spread 1 tsp. margarine on each biscuit.
Add thinly sliced apples. 2 to 3 slices
for each child.
Sprinkle a dash of salt. Sprinkle on sugar and cinnamon.
greased cookie sheet. Bake in 400 degree oven for 7 to 9 minutes.
Pizza dough, apples, flour, sugar, cinnamon, shredded cheddar
1. Roll pizza dough out onto tray.
2. Sprinkle cheese on dough.
3. Put cut apples (presliced thin by you - although you can do a few
with them to show them) on dough.
4. Mix equal amounts of flour, sugar, cinnamon in a bowl (enough to
5. Sprinkle mixture on pizza.
6. Bake at 350 for 20 min.
2/3 cup soft margarine
1 3/4 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chopped, peeled apples
1/3 cup raisins
Cream margarine and brown sugar. Add eggs and beat until well mixed.
Add vanilla and mix again. Add sifted dry ingredients and beat until
is smooth. Add apples, walnuts and raisins and stir gently
with a strong spoon.
Spread batter in a greased 9x13-inch pan and bake
at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.
Remove brownies from pan and roll
each one in sifted powdered sugar. Yield: 1 1/2 dozen
Core and slice an apple.
Spread peanut butter on one side of each apple
slice. Place for tiny marshmallows on top of the peanut butter of one
Top with another apple slice, peanut butter side down. Gently squeeze
Apple Juice Tasting
Compare sweetened to
unsweetened apple juice, and if possible, compare fresh apple juice
to canned or frozen. Discuss with the children how apple juice may be
bought in different forms.
I did this recipe after
making apple sauce. I reminded the children that we used
a simple machine
last time...What was it? .....an apple corer. To make this
recipe even more
"hands on" for children I purchased an old fashioned "apple
peeler". They are now reproducing them (at least
here in the East.). Today we
talked about a new machine that will help us get the apples
ready in a different
way for making this recipe.
1. Child chooses and washes an apple.
2. Teacher places the apple onto the apple peeler machine.
3. Child turns the crank and watches as the machine peels and
slices the apple. (This was a fascinating step for all involved.)
4. Child places the apple slices and counts them into a dish/pan
with a little water on the bottom.
STEP 2 - The Topping
Mix the following ingredients:
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of oats
1/2 cup of cinnamon
1/2 cup of nutmeg
1/3 cup of margarine melted in a microwave
Mix and stir. Pat topping onto the top of the apples. Bake in a 350 oven
about 30 minutes (or until apples are bubbling and top is hardening).
Spoon into individual
bowls and leave plenty of time to cool before snack.
YUM! For a class of 15 we mixed and used two batches
of topping on a large pan.
Individual Apple Pies:
You'll need ready-made pie
crust (the kind that comes packaged flat in the dairy case)
canned apple pie filling . Have each child cut out two large circles of
a large, round cookie cutter or a large plastic drinking cup). Put
a spoonful of pie filling
in the middle of one circle. Place the second dough circle on top. Use a
fork to crimp
the edges and pierce a few holes in the top to allow steam to escape.
Bake in a toaster
oven 10-15 minutes or until brown.
1-50 ounce jar of
applesauce, 1-cup light brown sugar, 1-cup flour, ½-cup margarine,
Pour the jar of applesauce in microwavable bowl. Mix sugar, flour,
cinnamon, and margarine
with hands until crumbly. Sprinkle mixture over
applesauce. Microwave 5 minutes.
Apple Finger Cubes
any flavor of gelatin
Pour 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin into a bowl. Add 2 cups boiling
Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Add one 6 ounce can unsweetened frozen
apple juice concentrate. Pour mixture into a lightly greased 9 by 13-inch
cake pan and chill. Cut into squares when firm.
In A Cup
This is individual servings
1/4 of an apple cut into small pieces (remember that three and
olds can do this with a plastic knife.)
celery cut into
small pieces added to cup with apple add 5 raisins to cup
1 teaspoon mayonnaise mix well eat.
To vary substitute or add:
1/2teaspoon chopped nuts
1 tablespoon shredded cabbage
1 tablespoon crushed pineapple
1 tablespoon grated carrot
Place 2 envelopes
of unflavored gelatin in a bowl. Add 2 cups of boiling water and stir
until gelatin is dissolved. Add one 6 oz can of unsweetened frozen apple
Pour into lightly greased cake pan. Cut into squares when firm.
Apple Honey Grahams
child a slice of apple and a table knife for dicing the apple. Spread a graham
cracker slice with peanut butter. Add honey, if you like. Sprinkle diced
apples on top.
Slice apples the
"round way" so that a star is formed in the center.
Spread a slice with peanut
butter and top with a second slice to form
a sandwich. (You don't need to core the
apples if the slices are thin.)
You can use the leftover end pieces for making applesauce
or for dicing on the
apple grahams described above.
Dried Apple Rings
and cut apples into rings. Dip in salted water for 15 minutes. Dry for two
Apple Ring Sandwiches
and cut apples into rings. Spread with peanut butter and bananas slices, cream
cheese and raisins, granola mixed with honey, cheese spread, or a slice of
Cover the first apple ring with another apple ring to make a sandwich.
1 cup water
1 tsp. sugar
Blend the ingredients in a blender. Serve chilled.
You can melt your
own caramels, or buy the kits pre-made into wraps at the store.
In a bowl mix
together 1/4-cup mayonnaise, 1/4-cup milk, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Grate
1 large apple and 1 small cabbage and add them to the mayonnaise mixture.
Makes 8 servings.
1-cup low fat vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix rice and applesauce together in a large bowl. Add cinnamon and yogurt.
Stir well. Spoon into dishes and serve. Makes six 1/2-cup servings.
German Apple Pancakes
pancake mix (or your own recipe); peeled, cored, thinly sliced apples
; cinnamon; whipped cream; frying pan or hot plate; vegetable oil or margarine
Make the pancakes according to directions. Add thin apple slices to the
Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon for each batch of eight cakes. Serve with
Have the kids do the mixing. They may even want to cut
cookie-cutter shapes from pancakes after they've cooled.
Pizza dough, apples, flour, sugar,
cinnamon, shredded cheddar cheese.
Roll pizza dough out onto tray. Sprinkle cheese on dough. Put cut apples
(pre-sliced thin by you - although you can do a few with them to show them)
on dough. Mix equal
amounts of flour, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl
(enough to cover pizza). Sprinkle mixture on pizza.
Bake at 350 for 20 min.
Red Hot Apple Sauce
Peel and chop the
apples and cook in a crock pot. Add cinnamon red hots for flavor.
¾ cup brown sugar
2 to 3 cups water
Cut core from
apples and put brown sugar inside. Sprinkle with cinnamon and place
in large baking pan adding enough water to cover the bottom of the pan.
Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes, basting frequently.
Mix some peanut butter and vanilla yogurt together.
With the yogurt mixed with it the peanut butter is not sticky.
Try chocolate sauce for dipping.
Fried Apple Pies
Place pie filling
in canned biscuits and brown on an electric
skillet with a little bit of butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
Apple Spice Muffins
1 ¼ Cups flour
¾ Cup sugar
½ Cup walnuts, chopped
¼ Cup quick-cooking oats
1 ½ tsp. Baking powder
½ tsp. Salt
¾ tsp. Cinnamon
½ tsp. Ginger
½ tsp. Nutmeg
2 Cups peeled, cored and chopped apples
¾ Cup vegetable oil
1 ½ Tb Water
Prepare 12 (2
1/2-inch) muffin cups by spraying them thoroughly with baking spray. In large
mix flour, sugar, nuts, oats, baking powder, salt and spices. In separate
bowl, beat eggs slightly
with fork stir in apples, oil and water. Pour egg mixture all at once
into flour mixture stir just
until flour is moistened. Spoon muffin into muffin cups. Bake 20 minutes
at 400 degrees or until tested done. Serve warm or cold.
Bobbing Apple Punch
1-½ cups orange
4 cups apple cider
1-cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoons sugar
4 cups ginger ale, chilled
6 to 8 small red apples
1 orange, sliced
In punch bowl mix orange juice, apple cider, pineapple juice and sugar. Chill of
couple hours. Before serving add ginger ale, apples, orange slices and ice
Easy Apple Cake
Have class help
you peel, core, and slice apples. Fill the bottom of a 9 x 12 baking pan with
apple slices and then sprinkle with a cinnamon and sugar mixture and apple
to cover apples lightly. Then jus small package of Jiffy yellow cake mix
and just sprinkle
that over the apples (do not make a batter-just pour dry over the apples).
more spice and sugar on top of cake mix and drizzle a melted stick of
margarine over th
e top of cake. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes-serve hot with ice cream
is best, or let cool and have for snack
Peanut Butter and
Chocolate Chip Apples
Cut apple in half. Have kids spread peanut butter on apple half. On foil or
paper have different piles for dipping apples in. A pile of chocolate
chips, a pile of rice
krispies, a pile of raisins- Let the kids smash peanut butter side of
apple in each pile.
½ cup water
½ cup sugar
1 tsp. Cinnamon
Peel, core, and thinly slice 10 apples. Add ½ cup water. Cook until soft. Mash
measure pulp. Add ½ cup of sugar for each cup of pulp. Add 1 tsp. Cinnamon.
Cook on low heat until firm and dark. Spread on bread.
First you get a
graham cracker and break it into fours. Use this as the tree trunk.
Then you get a Ritz cracker. Get cream cheese and green food coloring. Dye
cream cheese green and spread it on the Ritz cracker position it above the
Top of the tree: use either m&m baking pieces take out yellow red or green for
apples or you can use red hots (tiny cinnamon candies.) These are the
Put this on top of the Ritz spread with green cream cheese and you have an apple
12 red delicious
12 wooden skewers
4 cups sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp red food coloring
1 cups water
1 cup chopped peanuts
Grease a large cookie sheet and set aside. Wash and dry apples. Insert a stick
leaving about two inches sticking out. In saucepan over medium heat,
combine sugar, corn
syrup, food coloring and water. Cook, stirring constantly, until
ingredients are dissolved and
liquid boils. Set a candy thermometer in mixture and continue cooking,
without stirring until
temperature reaches 290 degrees, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile place shopped
peanuts in a
bowl. Remove syrup from heat and dip the apples, one by one, to coat
evenly. Work quickly.
As you dip each apple roll in peanuts to coat then place on prepared
Let apples cool for at least an hour.
4 Apples Brownies
2 c. sugar
4 medium sized apples, chopped
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
and sugar. Add eggs and beat until creamy. Add dry ingredients sifted together.
Stir thoroughly. Add apples Bake in 9X13 pan at 350 for about 40 minutes.
Note: Brownies might look and feel like they’re not done. But they are.
Whipped cream or ice cream (optional)
Give each child an apple cut in half. Let them sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on
Using an electric skillet, have each child put two tablespoons of water in the
Have each child place its apple in the skillet. Put the lid on and simmer
about 5 min.
or so until the apples are soft. You can add whipped cream or ice cream
6 Medium apples
½ cup raisins
½ tsp. Cinnamon
½ cup chopped nuts,
½ cup white grape juice
Peel and chop the apples. Mix well and add the remaining ingredients.
Baked Apple Pizza
ready to cook piecrust
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
3 or 4 medium Granny Smith, Rome, or Fuji apples, peeled, cored and thinly
1 to 2 tbsp sweet butter
2 to 3 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup raisins (opt)
vanilla ice cream
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Flatten piecrust on a 9 or 10-inch pizza pan.
Spread raspberry jam on crust, leaving 1 in border uncovered. Place
apples over jam and dot them with butter. In a small bowl, mix sugar
and cinnamon, then sprinkle over apples. Sprinkle on raisins, if desired.
Bake for 30 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
1 package (14 oz)
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 tbs. Water
5 or 6 small apples
Line baking sheet with buttered waxed paper; set aside. Combine
and water in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly,
melt. Cool slightly while preparing apples. Rinse and dry apples. Place
on prepared sheet.
Refrigerate until firm. For variety, roll apples in crushed peanuts or
drizzle with melted chocolate.
Individual Apple Pies
Canned apple pie filling
Have each child cut out two large circles out of pie crust using a large, round
or a large drinking cup. Put a spoonful of pie filling in the middle of
one circle. Place
the second dough circle on top. Use a fork to crimp the edges and pierce a
few holes in the
top to allow steam to escape. Bake in a toaster oven (or regular oven)
10-15 minutes or until brown.
No Cook Applesauce
2 T. water
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 T. lemon juice**
Core the apples first
Put everything into a food processor and pulse-chop until it is the right
You can certainly expand this recipe - just experiment with the amount
remaining ingredients if you use more apples, you will probably use a
smaller proportion of
lemon juice and cinnamon,
Lemon juice is added to keep
the raw apples from turning brown This could
be offered along with the cooked
applesauce as a comparison. If I were to do that, I would add
to the cooked recipe too so that the texture and raw vs. cooked taste is
Apple Banana Frosty
1 golden delicious
1 peeled sliced banana,
1/4 cup milk,
3 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients in a blender. Serves 4 children
Cut washed apples
into 1/4 's or 1/8 's. Spread peanut butter on one side of the slice.
Place mini marshmallows on the peanut butter (teeth). Place another
peanut butter apple slice on top to complete your smiling apple mouth.
Three to Four sweet apples,
1/2 cup of water,
1/2 tsp. cinnamon,
Quarter, core and peel apples. Cut the quarter pieces in half and put them
in the saucepan. Add the water and cinnamon and simmer covered, until
the apples are tender (about 20
minutes). Have the kids mash
the cooked apples
with a potato masher or put them in a blender. Chill and eat.
Makes 6 servings
Peel and cube
pieces of apple - enough so each child has about a tablespoon of cubes.
Give each child a refrigerator biscuit found in tubes at the grocery
store. They should
smash it pretty much flat. They'll love doing that!! Spread the biscuit with a
Add the apple cubes to the middle and sprinkle with a little sugar and
the biscuit in half and seal with a fork or fingers. Bake in the oven for
of until the biscuit is golden brown. The apples will be hot, so tell them
to be careful.
Peel and thinly
slice apple quarters. Give each child one slice of bread and a plastic butter
Have the children spread butter on their bread and place the apples in any
they desire on the bread. Sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon and sugar over
Cook in a 350 oven until toast is nicely browned. Great treat!
Mini Apple Pies
Make mini apple
pies with canned biscuits and apple pie filling.
Add a little filling to each biscuit and fold in half. Press the edges
closed and bake according to the biscuit instructions.
There you have it! Little apple turnovers!
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