Falling for Apples

They soothe an upset stomach and help combat asthma. If that doesn't make you love apples, these kid-pleasing recipes will.

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Our Favorite Apple Recipes

Yunhee Kim

Our Favorite Apple Recipes

The thought of apples can bring to mind a healthy raw snack, but you'll be shocked by how you can incorporate this super fruit into breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. With plenty of antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber, you can't go wrong with any of our favorite apple recipes listed here.

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Apple Ring Pancakes

Photograph by Joe Polillio

Apple Ring Pancakes

Kids can help make these healthy apple ring flapjacks. Let them make the batter and coat the apples. Older kids can even flip the pancakes.

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Loud Quesadillas

Yunhee Kim

Loud Quesadillas

Apples and tortillas make this sandwich doubly crunchy and extra delicious.

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Apple Pasta Salad

Yunhee Kim

Apple Pasta Salad

Attention parents of picky eaters: This uber-cute pasta shape will make this dish a winner in your house.

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Apple Pie Mini Muffins

Jennifer Causey

Apple Pie Mini Muffins

When the apple of your eye is hungry, swoop in with these tiny fruit-filled muffins.

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Harvest Soup

Yunhee Kim

Harvest Soup

Apples and squash team up to make this soup rich and velvety even though there isn't a bit of cream.

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How To Make Apple Pops

These apple pops will steal the show at a playdate or wow your kids at snack time. Psst! They're also really easy to make.

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Apple Tart Tatin

Heather Weston

Apple Tart Tatin

These mini desserts look complicated, but frozen puff pastry helps cut prep time.

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Apple Pie Pretzels

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Apple Pie Pretzels

This quick recipe has plenty of kid-friendly steps, including mixing the dough, shaping the pretzels, and preparing and brushing on the egg wash.

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Skillet Pork with Apples and Pears

Peter Ardito

Skillet Pork with Apples and Pears

Food columnist Mart Bittman concocted this savory and sweet combo. Prunes and dried apricots are an optional, but delicious, addition!

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Turkey and Apple Salad

Mark Thomas

Turkey and Apple Salad

Crunchy and tart, Granny Smith apples make a great addition to any salad.

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Apple Meatball Kabobs

Yunhee Kim

Apple Meatball Kabobs

We put these sweet glazed apple meatballs on a stick so your kid would be so engrossed in the presentation, he'd forget that he's trying something new.

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Caramel Apples

Lisa Hubbard

Caramel Apples

Make your own version of this candy-shop favorite.

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Easy Apple Quick Loaf

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Easy Apple Quick Loaf

This delicious loaf is easy to prepare and doesn't require any out-of-the-ordinary ingredients.

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Apple Cider Drumsticks

Alison Miksch

Apple Cider Drumsticks

A change from chicken nuggets, these sweet drumsticks have kid appeal.

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Cranberry-Apple Bake

Rita Maas

Cranberry-Apple Bake

Pair apples with fresh cranberries, nuts, and oats in this crunchy, warm dessert.

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Applesauce Cake with Caramel Sauce

Applesauce Cake with Caramel Sauce

This spice cake bakes in a slow cooker, resulting in a moist crumb. The ingredients are straightforward, the preparation is simple, and a good jarred caramel sauce tops it off.

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How to Make Snack Puppets

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Sweet Baked Apples

Lisa Hubbard

Sweet Baked Apples

For a simple, crowd-pleasing treat try these tasty baked apples.

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Apple Crumb Pie

James Baigrie

Apple Crumb Pie

Apple pie is practically a rite of passage for autumn, and this crumb-top version is an easy way to celebrate the season. Brown sugar and spices form the top crust over chunks of apples in a buttery crust.

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