9 Snacks You Can Make with an Apple

Think beyond the everyday pie and put seasonal to apples to work in must-try snacks for the whole family.
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Nothing is better at this time of year than a crisp, juicy apple. And no one is hungrier at a certain time of day (say, when they come home from school) than kids. From no-cook options to baked goods that will perfume the whole house, here are nine delicious snacks made with apples.

It could be the buttermilk, or all those chopped pecans, but Ellie Krieger’s gorgeous apple muffins have 230 perfect reviews … and counting!

Baked Apple Chips with Cinnamon Sugar

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“This is what heaven must smell like.” That is about all I can say about these delicious apple chips, except that we make them every fall. Many times.

Healthy Apple Spice Quick Bread

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Packed with plenty of good-for-you ingredients, this recipe makes two loaves, one for this week and one to freeze for later. Which is good, because this week’s is so tasty it may not last beyond a day.

Homemade Yogurt with Apple Compote

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Melissa d'Arabian's recipe from Food Network Magazine features a creamy parfait of cinnamon-infused compote, plus tart yogurt. And if you decide to substitute a carton of yogurt from the store? We’ll never tell.

Slow-Cooker Apple Butter (with No Sugar Added)

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A recipe so simple the kids can help. Slice apples, add spices, plug in slow cooker. Done! Slather this gooey topping on toast for a decadent snack (and a darn good breakfast to boot).

Apple-Grape Turtle

What do you get when you invert a Granny Smith and tack on a couple of grapes? A tasty little turtle for snacking.

Baked Apples


Trisha Yearwood's Baked Apples for the Feel-Good Food episode of Trisha's Southern Kitchen, as seen on Food Network.

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Time the making of this Trisha Yearwood treat so you can enjoy it when the kids get home from school on a brisk day. A warm, gooey apple will hit the spot and tide them over (happily) until dinner.

Hold the bread! Instead, slice an apple horizontally and layer it with peanut butter, coconut, raisins … or any other toppings your snackers enjoy.

With four small kids to feed, I love a make-ahead option like this one. Dust your apple slices with cinnamon and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. It’s the yummiest way to deal with browning yet!

Charity Curley Mathews blogs about feeding kids all the good foods at Foodlets.com.  Follow her on Facebook.

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