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  • Alex’s Apples

    For the last few months, I’ve been dealing with a challenge just about every parent has to deal with at some point: getting Alex to eat his fruit and veggies. He’s consistently rejected fresh, raw apple, so I came up with this recipe for a lightly cooked apple, which he loves. You can eat it as is, or mix it with some yogurt, or bake the mixture in a baking dish with a streusel or crumble topping for a yummy dessert.

    Alex’s Apples

    4 apples, peeled and diced (I like to use Gala apples)
    1/4 cup fresh orange juice
    1 tablespoon brown sugar
    1 teaspoon cinnamon

    Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes or until apple is the desired consistency.

    NOTE: If you eat a lot of apples, consider buying organic because apples are one fruit that retain a lot of pesticides.


    1. contrary1 says:

      my kids like what we call Fried Apples too. For older ones we just slice apples with the peelings on and toss into a fry pan with a bit of butter. Saute until almost tender, & then sprinkle a bit of brown sugar on them until it is melted. Yummy.
      Could be peeled too for younger kids.

    2. Shannon says:

      Thanks and Happy Mothers Day!

      We wash all our fruit with baking soda and warm water, it really works!

    3. Granola says:

      Thank you very much for posting this recipe! I just made some for dinner tonight since I’m out of apple sauce and that’s about all my 2 year old eats for fruits. I threw in a handful of blueberries and chilled it to be more like apple sauce and after a few protests to trying something new he quickly inhaled the rest. Lovely to have this new option, I’m ever grateful!