Applesauce is the best recipe to try first with children as most children love it!
Basic Equipment: saucepan, heat-safe spatula, teaspoons, dry and liquid measuring cups, potato masher, plastic knives, an apple peeler/corer. A tabletop apple, peeler/corer works best with young children.
Ingredients you will need:
8 apples (Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Gala, Pink Lady, Cortland-variety works best)
¾ cup apple juice
½ cup water
½ cup sugar (If doubling the recipe sugar can be cut to 3/4 cup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Makes 8 ¾ cups servings
Peel apples. If using the tabletop apple peeler/corer, apples will be peeled, cored and sliced into thin slices. Kids can crank the tabletop peeler/corer. Give each child a thin piece of apple to cut into small pieces. Adults can cut the rest of the slices into bite-size pieces.
Kids can measure all ingredients into a saucepan. Adults then cook on a low simmer for 20 minutes.
Using a potato masher, mash applesauce.
Place into cups and let cool 10-15 minutes.