Do-able and Delicious Apple Recipes

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Kids love cooking with apples as much as they love picking them. These recipes are simple enough to make the project do-able and delicious.

Apple Crisp

A simple recipe that kids will enjoy making and a tasty after-school treat.

8 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples, mix varieties (about 10 medium)

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs

1/3 cup flour

1/2 cup oatmeal (not quick oats)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cloves

1/4 cup melted butter

1/2 cup cider or 1/4 cup each cider and orange juice

Put apples in 2 1/2-quart shallow baking pan. Add raisins. Pour cider over apples. Mix all other ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle crumbs over apples.

Bake in pre-heated 375-degree oven for 35 minutes or until bubbling and golden brown. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Quick-Baked Apples

Something new for breakfast or a nice warm snack for blustery evenings.

Cut off the top of a Cortland or other baking apple and save. Core apple, being careful not to cut through bottom. Fill center of apple with a mixture of brown sugar, raisins and cinnamon. Dot top with a small pat of butter. Put top back on apple.

Put in microwave-safe bowl and cover loosely with wax paper. Microwave for approximately 2 minutes per apple at high power. Let stand for 5 minutes. Just before serving spoon juices from bottom of bowl over apple.