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Not Your Everyday Apples

Cooking for a Crowd

Cooking for a Crowd

Use these recipe sheets to prepare for larger groups:

Kid friendly
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Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Makes: 3 cups
Nutrition Facts: View label


3 medium apples, chopped (3” diameter)
½ cup raisins 
2 teaspoons soft margarine or butter
2 teaspoons brown sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Mix apples with raisins, margarine, sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Place the mixture in a baking dish and cover loosely with foil. Bake for about 20 minutes.
  5. Cool slightly and enjoy!
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Try serving this recipe with vanilla or plain yogurt.
  • No raisins? Use any dried fruit cut into bite-sized pieces, if needed.


This could be done in the microwave also!

What cooking time do you recommend for microwave preparation?

Loved it - tastes great, super easy, healthy dessert!

This is a great dessert (or even breakfast addition) that smells and tastes SO good, my class couldn't believe how little sugar was in it.  I will definitely make this one again.

I serve this at schools, and since we have to make it the day before, I serve it cold. The kids love it! I've served it with yogurt and they thought it was like having dessert. Very tasty. Sunflower seeds or nuts can be added for a protein boost.

When serving with yogurt, did you pre mix this in with yogurt or serve the yogurt on the side?? 

When serving with yogurt, I just added a dollop on top of the apples without mixing it in.

This is a great healthy dessert option!  Kids really like it!

As Erin mentioned in an earlier comment, this recipe can be pre-made and served cold. Since the Food Hero Overnight Oatmeal is served cold, using the apples as a topping makes for a great mix of two easy to prepare, yummy recipes!

Instead of raisins, try using CRANBERRIES... ooo, sweet & tart... and local!!

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