Cook With Your Kids : Apple Crumble

Posted by Vanessa in Cooking, November 24, 2010


I feel incredibly blessed that my daughter loves to cook with me in the kitchen.  I’m pretty sure there’s nothing she’d rather do and I couldn’t be more thrilled.  I had to let go of the idea of things being clean and orderly when I’m working with her, but that wasn’t so hard.  Getting to share something together that we both enjoy doing is awesome and I’m going to soak it up all I can.  I know that I won’t always share the same interests that my kids have and this just feels like God’s loving on me every time she asks to help me.  So, yay for messy kitchens and flour-covered kids!

Our Aunt Peg, who just seems to have a knack for picking out the best gifts for kids, got my little girl a subscription to High Five, a kids magazine that’s perfect for her age.  She loves it.  She loves getting mail of her very own.  She loves all the stories and activities.  And she loves that it always includes a recipe that’s geared towards things she can do.  So if you’re looking for a gift idea for a preschooler, this is a winner.

This Apple Crumble is a recipe from the magazine that we made together.  It was yummy and my little bird could do most of the prep work which made her very happy.  And I can’t even begin to describe to you how proud she was when we served it for dessert that night.

Here’s a shot of her using the best tools God gave us:

So I’d just like to encourage you to get in the kitchen with your own kiddos if that’s something they’d be into.  Who cares if there’s a bigger mess to clean up.  It’s totally worth it, I promise.

Apple Crumble

recipe from High Five magazine, November 2010
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes.
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes.
  • Ready in 50 Minutes.
  • Makes: 6 Servings
  • 3 apples, peeled, cored and cut into slices
  • 1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup brown sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, divided
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup granola
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Mix the apples slices with 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 cup apple cider. Pour the apple mixture in a pie plate or 8 x 8 baking dish.
  • Mix together flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar, salt, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • Cut a stick of butter into small pieces. Use your fingers or a fork to mix the butter into the flour mixture until it looks like coarse sand. Stir in granola.
  • Put the mixture on top of the apple slices. Press down lightly to make a crust.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Let cool slightly before serving.

One Response to “Cook With Your Kids : Apple Crumble”

  1. Sue says:

    How fun! I am so thankful to have been blessed with the sweetest and cutest grandkids! Happy baking!

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