Apple recipes and autumn time go hand and hand. In September
school's decorate their classrooms in apples, families go to apple
orchards and many families bake apple pie. If you are lucky enough
to have an apple tree at your house you are busy harvesting apples
in September. Whether it is yellow, red or green, there are well
over 20 different varieties of apples, which makes for a lot of
apple recipes throughout the world!!
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Fun with Apple Recipes
This recipe is one the kids will love to put together but
it has many steps. So if you have a younger chef break the
steps into smaller tasks. For example, prepare the dough and the
filling yourself, then call the kids in to help put the turnovers
1 -8oz pkg. cream cheese, softened
¾ Cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg, separated
3 Tablespoons cold water, divided
2 Cups flour
7 Cups thinly sliced peeled apples (about 6)
¾ Cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
In a mixing bowl, mix cream cheese and butter together until
smooth. Then separate egg yolk from egg white. Chill the egg
white to use later. Beat egg yolk and 2 Tablespoons cold water into
cream cheese mixture. Gradually beat in flour until well blended.
Shape mixture into a ball and chill 1 hour. This will be the
In saucepan, toss apples with sugar and cinnamon. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes until apples are
tender. Roll pastry dough to 1/8 in. thickness; cut circles with a
biscuit cutter. If you'd like bigger turnovers use a small bowl and
cut out around the bowl. Top each circle with a tablespoon or more
of apple mixture. Fold pastry over filling and press together with a
In small bowl, whisk egg white and 1 tablespoon water. Brush over
pastry and sprinkle with sugar. Place on greased cookie sheets and
bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Serve with ice cream, if
Prepare apples by peeling, coring and slicing. Place in bottom of a
small casserole dish. In mixing bowl add oats, sugar, flour,
cinnamon, nutmeg and butter. Mix together until crumbly. You can use
your hands to break up clumps. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
Pie dough or crescent roll dough
6 small cooking apples
3 Tablespoons raisins
3 Tablespoons chopped nuts
1/2 Cup sugar
1 Cup apple juice or apple cider
1/2 Cup corn syrup
2 Tablespoons butter or stick margarine
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In mixing bowl combine raisins and nuts. Cut pie dough into squares
large enough to wrap apple up in. (If using crescent roll dough push
perforated edges and seal together. Then cut into squares.) Core
apples and place on dough square. Stuff raisins and nut mixture into
each apple. Wrap apples up joining each corner together. Place in
Add sugar, apple juice, corn syrup, butter and cinnamon to a
saucepan and boil several minutes. Pour over apples and bake in 350
degrees oven for 40 minutes until golden brown. Poke apples with a
knife to see if they are tender.
Double layer pie crust
8 medium tart apples
1/2 Cup sugar
1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
Peel, core and slice apples thin. In a bowl, stir sugar, flour,
cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together and toss together with apples
stirring to coat. Place in pie crust and top with another crust or
use a crumb topping instead.
Apple Crumb Topping
¾ Cup brown sugar
¾ Cup flour
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 Cup chilled butter, cut into pieces
Mix ingredients together until crumbly.
Pour apples in pie shell and top with crumb mixture. Bake at 400
degrees for 35 minutes.
fun use extra pie dough to cut out fun shapes with cookie cutters.
Use these to decorate the top of your pie.*
Make teaching easier with our activities and recipes compiled in one easy to read format.
Easy Apple Recipes and Activities for Younger Kids
4 Cups shredded iceberg lettuce, optional
2 red apples, diced
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
¼ Cup grapes, halved
½ Cup walnuts, chopped
2 stalks celery, sliced
½ Cup Plain yogurt, optional
If using lettuce shred and place in bowl. Set aside. Have adult dice
apples. Pour lemon juice over apples so they won't turn brown. Add
grapes, walnuts and celery to apples and stir together. Stir yogurt
over top and mix together. Serve as is or mixed with lettuce.
Chunky Applesauce in the Crock Pot
6 medium apples
1/3 Cup water
½ Cup sugar
¾ teaspoon cinnamon
Have adult peel and cut apples in chunks. Place in crock pot. Child
can add water, sugar, and cinnamon to apples and stir together.
Cover and cook on low 8 hours.
This is an apple recipe your kids are sure to love. Cut an apple
into slices. (these are the lips) Have child spread peanut butter or
cream cheese on apple slice. Place mini marshmallows or yogurt
covered almonds (these are the teeth) on top of peanut butter and
top with another apple slice.
Stuffed Apple Recipe
Have adult core apple. Child can stuff middle with peanut butter and
raisins. Then eat.
2 quarts apple juice, if using apples, make 8 cups juice in
1 teaspoon cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
1/4 Cup brown sugar
Combine ingredients in crock pot and cook on low 2-3 hours. This is
great for cold autumn nights. **You can also add cinnamon heart
candies for fun.
Oh, What is That Delicious Smell?
This smell can often remind us of the holiday season but why not try
it now when apples are in season. Not to mention this can be great
fine motor skills for your kids.
Have your child completely fill the apple with whole cloves. Attach
a string or ribbon and hang it up to enjoy the fragrance.
Kids Science Experiment: Apples
Have your child experiment with two plates of sliced apples. On one
plate have them pour lemon juice on top and on the other use no
lemon juice. Leave it to sit for 30 minutes and go back to see the
results of their experiment.
Take a Field Trip to an Apple Orchard
Kids really enjoy seeing where food comes from. If you have an
orchard or even a neighbor with an apple tree try and visit this
Core two red or green apples or one of each color. Place apples on
top of each other in small serving plate, basket or pretty dish. You
may need to use toothpicks to stick the two apples together. Insert
a long candlestick through cored middle and enjoy a nice autumn time
candle light dinner with your family.
How to Make Apple Juice
1. Wash the apples.
2. Remove their cores.
3. Cut the peel off the lemon.
4. Slice apples to fit your juicer.
5. Juice and Enjoy.
A lovely sweet drink. Great as is, or serve over ice with natural
fizzy spring water for a summertime treat.
Easy Stuffed Apples
by Natalie, Canada
1 medium apple, cored and cut in half
1 Tbsp granola
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1) Microwave the apple for about one minute on high. You want the
apple to be firm on the outside and soft on the inside. Depending on
the apple size and the power of your microwave, the timing will
vary. Let cool until you can handle it comfortably.
2) Scoop out the soft part of the apple (about half of the flesh)
and place in a bowl. Combine this with the other ingredients. Spoon
back into the apples.
Sugared Apple Circles
3 apples, cored and sliced
1/2 Cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoons lemon peel, grated
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
In a saucepan, add brown sugar, butter, and lemon peel. Heat to
a small boil. Add apple slices to pan. Stir to combine and
continue to heat on low. Cook 10-15 minutes longer until apples
are tender. Take off heat and add vanilla. Stir and serve with a
scoop of ice cream on the side or by itself.