It won’t be long before we are in apple season. While those apples are delicious on their own, it’s also great to have some apple recipes to make sure all those apples we pick get used.
Two Delicious Kid-Approved Apple Recipes
You know what the Doctor says, “An apple a day…” You can’t deny the health benefits of apples, but I can’t get my kids to eat a plain ol’ apple, but they LOVE applesauce. I didn’t realize how much better homemade applesauce is instead of what you buy at the store – and it isn’t even hard to make!
I found several different recipes on how to make applesauce and then I made up my own. It is not rocket science and I don’t have measurements – but it is so easy, you don’t need them!
Core, peel and cut apples (about 15) into chunks
Throw them in your crockpot with a little water (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup) and some lemon juice to keep them from going brown.
Sprinkle some cinnamon all over the apples. Add some sweetener of your choice (agave, maple syrup, brown sugar, etc.) I used about 1/4 cup agave and 1/4 cup real maple syrup. I also added a little nutmeg.
Cook on low for 6 hours or until they are nice and soft. You can mash them up or put in a blender if you want, but I prefer it nice and chunky!
Enjoy! My kids devoured this stuff!
Bonus: your house will smell divine!
Make the apples into a dessert! I am not a fan of apple pie – I much prefer apple crisp! Thanks, Grandma Great for this recipe – it’s my favorite!
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups flour (I use wheat flour)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
Blend together until crumbled.
Core, peel, and cut about 6 apples. Place them in a 13×9 baking dish. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and sugar. Crumble topping on top and bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until slightly brown on top. I like to broil it for a couple minutes after cooking to make it nice and crispy – but watch closely as to not burn.
– use oats for some of the flour
-make at least a double batch of the topping, it freezes great!
-use this topping on peaches or berries.
Don’t forget to serve with ice-cream!