4 Of Our Favorite Macaroni KID Apple Recipes

Pie, Bake, Smoothie, and Sauce ... We love all things apple this time of year!

By Macaroni KID September 26, 2022

It's apple season! 

Is there anything better on a cool autumn day than your house filled with the smell of baking apples?

We love all things apple this time of year, and compiled four of our favorite apple recipes published over the years to share with you:

Nanny's Apple Pie

I'm sharing my Nanny's Classic Apple Pie and hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does!

—Erika Veduccio

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  • 5 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 3 tsp. cinnamon
  • About 9 cups of apples (8-10 medium apples)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg white
  • Two uncooked pie crusts


  1. Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples; add to a large bowl.
  2. Add sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter together with apples.
  3. Roll out and place an uncooked pie crust in the bottom of a deep 9-inch pie plate.
  4. Add the apple mixture on top of the pie crust.
  5. Place the second pie crust on top and press down gently, marrying both crust edges together (I fold the bottom crust over the top crust, making a folded look).
  6. Beat the egg white in a small bowl, then gently brush a thin layer of egg white on the top pie crust.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour.
  8. If the crust starts to look brown, cover with tin foil.
  9. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving with vanilla ice cream.

Applesauce Bake

Sweet, buttery, and addictive with a texture similar to a fantastic bread pudding, this is a perfect comfort dessert to serve this fall season. Plus it only takes five ingredients!

—Char Linde, publisher of Macaroni KID Cedar Rapids and Macaroni KID EATS editor

Charlotte Linde


  • 20 ounces of your favorite applesauce (or use this homemade recipe)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 stick of butter 
  • 5 eggs
  • 5 pieces of white bread torn into pieces (leftover hot dog or hamburger rolls work as well)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put torn bread in the bottom of a greased casserole dish.
  3. Put all other ingredients in a food processor and pulse just until butter is broken into small pieces (about 5 quick pulses).
  4. Pour over bread and bake for 60 minutes.

Apple Pie Smoothie

This apple pie smoothie is the perfect breakfast solution and also gives a nod to one of the season's most popular fruits. 

— Laurie Corbett

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  • 1/2 cup oatmeal, uncooked, any type
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 medium apple
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Nutmeg to taste
  • 2-3 ice cubes (optional)


  1. Add the oatmeal to your blender and blend to a powder.
  2. Add water and blend again.
  3. Cut apple and remove seeds.
  4. Add apple, a sprinkle of both cinnamon and nutmeg and ice cubes (if desired) to the blender and blend to your desired consistency.
  5. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Homemade Applesauce

With only a few minutes of work, you can have a house that smells amazing. Bonus? It's healthy and all-natural, and the kids can help!

—Katherine Troy

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  • 8 apples
  • 1-2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • Cinnamon to taste


  1. Dice 8 apples and place in crockpot. 
  2. Add the 1/4 cup of water to the apples — it doesn't take much! 
  3. Drizzle honey on top. 
  4. Cook over high heat for four hours.