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If you’ve never made apple fries, you’re in for a treat! This apple fries recipe is not only super simple, but it makes for a healthy snack for kids or even as one of your yummy apple desserts. Baked apple fries are perfect for fall apple orchard picking time and fall apple recipes and healthy snacks ideas!
One of our favorite things to do in the fall is to visit an apple orchard near me and then pick our own apples.
But, it’s easy to get carried away while there and come back with more apples than you can eat before they go bad.
So, be sure that you are prepared with baked apple recipes or other healthy apple recipes so your fruits don’t go to waste!
If you’re looking for healthy apple recipes, you’ll love these fries!
(This is one of our best apple recipes and is always a hit with kids!)
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You can do apple fries in air fryer, but this recipe for baked apple pie fries is honestly just as easy!
It still makes the perfect healthy snack.
How To Make Apple Fries
I know I keep saying it, but making apple fries is so easy that I think you’ll be surprised!
You peel the apples and then slice them into fry size. (We like to use our vegetable chopper for this.)
Then, you add a cinnamon mixture (recipe below) and bake for 15-20 minutes.
We like to add a caramel dipping sauce to our apple recipe, but they are yummy to eat alone, too!
Apple Fries Paired with 3 in 1: A Picture of God Children’s Book
The 3 in 1: A Picture of God by Joanne Marxhausen is a fantastic book that describes the difficult concept of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit to children by illustrating with an apple.
(So, it’s a perfect pairing with this apple dessert!)
The book talks about how just as the apple is three parts–the skin, the flesh and the seeds–it is still one apple.
Also, there are three “persons” the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, but only one God.
The artwork and the message are simplified, but that’s what is appealing about this book in teaching what could be a confusing topic.
If you’re looking for a non-biblical book for an apple cooking project, check out Johnny Appleseed: The Legend and the Truth.
From the book:
Everyone knows the legend of Johnny Appleseed, the man from Massachusetts who planted apple trees all the way to California.
But the true story of Johnny Appleseed, or John Chapman, is even greater than the legend.
In deft and lyrical prose, Jane Yolen tells the whole story of an individual who forever changed the landscape of America.
It’s a great read about the legend for any time of the year.
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For our reading-cooking project, we decided to pair it with our baked apple fries–and they were delicious!
We are putting these on our regular snack making schedule after this!
While cutting up the apple, we were able to discuss the concepts of the book again.
Listed Book Age Range: 5-8 years
Baked Apple Fries Recipe
- 2 Granny Smith apples
- 2/3 Cups Cornstarch
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 1/4 Teaspoons Cinnamon
- 1/2 Cup Caramel sauce (optional, for dipping)
- Heat oven to 350 °F degrees.
- Peel, core and wash apples.
- Slice apples into french fry sticks.
- In a medium bowl, mix together corn starch, sugar, and cinnamon.
- Toss apple slices in mixture until covered completely.
- Place apple slices on baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking oil.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, turning once, until a slightly crispy outer layer forms.
- Cool slightly before serving. Serve with side of caramel dipping sauce, if you like.
Serving Size:4 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233
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