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Virginia Apples


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 Kidsí Corner: Fun with Apples

Smiley Apple Sandwich.Apples: The Smile Fruit Makes a Smiley Apple Sandwich
Core a Virginia apple all the way through to the blossom end. Slice apple crosswise into 1/4 inch rings. Spread apple ring with peanut butter and top with another ring. Cut apple sandwich in half into two smiley apple sandwiches.

Lunch Box Brunch.Surprise Lunch for the Lunch Box Bunch
Slice top off of a Virginia apple. Core apple, leaving bottom of apple intact. Fill with a mixture of cream cheese or peanut butter combined with raisins and nuts. Replace top of apple and pack in plastic sandwich bag.

Apple Milkshake.Blushing Apple Milkshake
1 cup apple cider
1 cup milk
1/2 cup frozen yogurt or nonfat vanilla yogurt
1 heaping tablespoon cinnamon red hot candies
5-10 ice cubes

Combine apple juice, milk, yogurt, candies and about 5 ice cubes in blender container. Blend on high about 15 seconds. Stop blender and add more ice and continue blending on high until all candies and ice are combined. Pour into two tall milkshake glasses and garnish with red apple slice.

Chewy Apple Roll-Ups.Chewy Apple Roll-Ups
Peel and slice a sweet variety of apple such as a Virginia Red or Golden Delicious. Place in blender container with 1 tablespoon lemon juice for each 4 cups of fruit. Puree until smooth. Sugar or honey to taste may also be added. Cover an inverted baking sheet with heat resistant plastic wrap. (Saran Wrap is good for high heat.) Tape plastic to baking sheet with masking tape. Pour apple puree over baking sheet in a very thin layer, leaving one inch free of puree around edges. Dry in food dryer or in oven at 140 degrees F with door open about 2 inches. Dry until leathery and pliable but not sticky. Takes several hours. Roll apple leather up and store in moisture proof, airtight container. For longer storage, refrigerate or freeze.
Applesauce Cake in a Cone.Applesauce Cake in a Cone - A Magical Microwave Creation
Prepare a one or two layer spice cake mix according to package directions, except substitute applesauce for the water. Pour batter into flat-bottomed ice cream cones, no more than half full. Arrange 6 cones in a circle in microwave and cook on full power 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 minutes. Continue baking 6 cones at a time until all batter is used. When ready to serve, top each cupcake with a big scoop of ice cream.
Cidersicle.Cidersicles - Cool Pops for Cool Kids
Fill small paper cups with apple cider and freeze partially. Insert a popsicle stick in each and freeze until firm. Peel away paper cup and enjoy a cool, natural snack.

Apple Giggles.Apple Giggles
1 package (3 oz.) gelatin, any flavor
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
Virginia Apples

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; stir in cold water and set aside. Core apples leaving bottom of apple intact. Hollow out some of the apple flesh to make room for gelatin. Pour gelatin in apple and place apples in individual bowls to keep them upright. Chill until gelatin is firm. Cut in wedges to serve. Fun for kids, but also makes an attractive garnish for a meat platter. Vary the flavors of gelatin and use both red and yellow apples for a variety of color combinations.

Apple picture.No Cholesterol
Apple picture.High in Potassium
Apple picture.Fat Free
Apple picture.Low in Sodium
Apple picture.Dietary Fiber

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This site is brought to you by the Virginia State Apple Board -- an official commodity board
of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services -- promoting research, education
and marketing efforts for the state's apple industry through assistance to the
Virginia Apple Growers Association.

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