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  • 3 pounds (about 12) cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions: Remember to Wash Your Hands!

1.In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine all ingredients, stirring well.
2.Cover bowl with wax paper, microwave 9 minutes, then stir.
3.Cover and continue microwaving 5 to 8 minutes or until apples are soft.
4.Mash apples and serve warm or cold.

Helpful Hints:

Apples are available year around, but the best buys are September to February. Delicious, Gala and McIntosh are great for eating alone or in salads. Tart apples, such as Granny Smith and Jonathan, make the best pies and applesauce. A 3- pound sack of apples equals about 12 medium apples or 12 cups of sliced apples.

Safety Tip:

Apples should be washed before being eaten or cooked. Washing helps remove dirt, germs and any pesticides that may be on the skin. Even if you are going to peel apples, wash first! No need for detergents; just use clean water to wash fruit and vegetables.

Kids' Tool Kit 

  • large microwave-safe mixing bowl
  • wooden spoon
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • peeler
  • apple corer
  • knife
  • wax paper
  • potato masher or pastry cutter

It's a good idea to gather all your tools and ingredients before you start a recipe!

Chef's Choice

These will taste great with this recipe

  • Homemade Applesauce
  • oatmeal cookie
  • low fat milk

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 cup
Servings per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 150   Calories from Fat 5

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.50 g

1 %

-  Saturated Fat 0 g

0 %

Cholesterol 0 mg

0 %

Sodium 0 mg

0 %

Total Carbohydrate 38 g

13 %

-  Dietary Fiber 3 g

14 %

-  Sugars 33 g


Protein 0 g


Vitamin A 2 %

Vitamin C 10 %

Calcium 2 %

Iron 2 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.  Your daily values may be higher of lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories - 



Total Fat




Saturated Fat












Total Carbohydrate




Dietary Fiber




Calories per gram:
Fat 9 - Carbohydrate 4 - Protein 4


Information provided by K-State Research & Extension Family Nutrition Program
and funded by Kansas Department for Children and Families
and USDA. Food and Nutrition Services