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Let you child discover the joy of cooking using the simple apple recipes below. Your child can help you wash, sort, cut, mash, stir, fill and many more safe kitchen activities. Nothing tastes better to a child than something she helped make.

            (sent in by Johanne Hooker)

            1 ½ c. flour
            ½ c. oats
            1 Tbsp. baking powder
            2 tsp. cinnamon

            1 c. apple juice concentrate
            ½ c. Canola oil
            1 egg

  • Blend at high speed for three seconds and add to the flour mixture.
  • Fold in ½ cup raisins and ½ cup dried apple pieces.
  • Drop by heaping teaspoons onto a cookie sheet.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes In a 350 degree oven.

            1 apple, grated
            1 small head of cabbage, shredded
            ¼ cup mayonnaise
            ¼ cup milk
            1 tsp. lemon juice

  • Place apple and cabbage in a large bowl.
  • Mix mayonnaise, milk and lemon juice together.
  • Add to cabbage mixture and toss until combined.
 Core, slice, and peel 3-4 sweet apples. Let your child place the apple slices and ½ cup water in a saucepan. Cover and simmer on low heat until the apples are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat. When the apples are cool, let your child use a potato masher to mash the cooked apples into applesauce. Stir in sugar and cinnamon to taste.

Remove the core from an apple. Fill the hole with peanut butter. Chill. Slice the apple horizontally into rings. (This is a fun way to eat apples and peanut butter.)
Core, slice, and peel an apple. Let your child use a table knife to cut the apple slices into small pieces. Help your child make Apple Parfaits by layering vanilla yogurt, the apple pieces, and granola in parfait glasses or clear-plastic cups.

Mix one packet of unsweetened gelatin with one cup of hot water. Let your child stir the mixture until the gelatin dissolves. Then have your child, add one cup of apple juice concentrate and continue stirring. Pour gelatin into small cups and chill.