Quick and Easy Apple and Pear Recipes for Kids
This post is sponsored by Sage Fruit.
We know that it can be hard to meal plan around a busy school schedule. But your kids still get hungry after a long day of learning and you still want to serve them nutritious, delicious, produce-based meals!
Here are some dishes and snack ideas that use the rich, tasty apples and pears available from our partners at Sage Fruit. Each of these apple and pear recipes is easy to make and only takes a few minutes to prepare, making them perfect for after school snacks or bites between practices and other activities.
Our Favorite Quick and Easy Apple and Pear Recipes:
Pear and Monterey Jack Quesadillas
Who doesn’t love a gooey quesadilla? Bartlett pears work well in sweet-and-savory recipes like these Pear and Monterey Jack Quesadillas. These cheesy snacks have a delightful sweet flavor that your kids will absolutely love.
Like most quesadillas, this simple recipe takes just minutes to prepare. All you need is a Bartlett pear, slices of jack cheese, a tortilla, some butter, and a skillet.
Start by slicing the pear and placing the slices and the jack cheese on a tortilla. Fold the tortilla in half. Melt butter in the skillet and then add the quesadilla. Cook it until the cheese is melted and the tortilla begins to brown. Just slice and serve!
Kabobs make an easy snack or meal no matter when, where, or how they’re served. These Apple Kabobs are a fun snack you can whip up in just minutes! Using Granny Smith and Gala apples and your choice of cheese, you can create a flavorful snack that your kids will love to eat.
Start by cutting your apples into cubes. We recommend Gala and Granny Smith apples for the best variety of flavor. Next, skewer them along with some cheese cubes. We love the flavor of jack, cheddar, or mozzarella cheese, but you can choose any kind of cheese you like. Alternate the cheese and apple cubes as you skewer them.
Fuji Apple Chips
Craving a crunchy snack? Try apple chips! Unlike potato chips, these crunchy treats are full of nutrition, making them a guilt-free snack you can serve to your kids. They also keep their sweet apple flavor. With minimal ingredients, these are easy to make!
You can make these Fuji Apple Chips in your oven. To start, preheat your oven to 225. Slice your apples very thin and sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar. Spread them out on a baking sheet and bake them until they are dry and crispy, but not burnt. If you wish, you can also make these chips in an air fryer.
Serve them when they’re cool and ready to eat. Fill a bowl with them and serve them when your kids get home from school or bag them in snack-sized bags and put them in your kids’ lunchboxes.
Warm Cinnamon Apples
Here’s a classic autumn snack: Warm Cinnamon Apples! These delectable apples are full of fruity flavor with a bit of cinnamon spice. They make a great snack, side, dessert, or even a topping for ice cream. Get creative with how you serve them!
You can make this recipe in just a couple of minutes! Start by slicing Smitten® apples into bite-sized pieces, leaving the skin on. Next, melt some butter in a pan. Add the apple pieces with cinnamon and sugar to taste. Cook them over medium heat until they’re deliciously tender.
Apples: Made for Snacking!
You don’t need a complicated recipe to enjoy apples. These quick recipes make great sides or desserts for meals or snacks to help your kids get through the day. But the best thing about apples is that you don’t need any recipe to enjoy them! Simply grab one and snack on it out of hand.
We think Honeycrisp apples are one of the best varieties for enjoying as a standalone snack. Send them with your kids when they go to school for a lunchtime side or a between-class snack. They’re great for sports practices, drama rehearsals, and other afterschool activities.
The Tastiest Apples from Sage Fruit
The expert growers at Sage Fruit Company are taking advantage of the season to harvest the best apples and pears around from their Pacific Northwest orchards! This region of the country is known for its delicious apples. Early settlers realized that they had found the perfect growing climate long ago, but today’s high-density orchards allow Sage Fruit growers to bring more healthy apples and pears to market than ever before.
This is a company known for more than just apples and pears. You might be familiar with their juicy, flavorful cherries, too. But what makes this fruit so special? The people who make them possible, of course! Sage Fruit is dedicated to both those who grow and enjoy their produce and only work with growers and shippers who share their values when it comes to employee treatment. You can feel good about serving this good fruit to your family.
Looking for more sweet apple recipes? Try these Chocolate and Caramel Apple Bites!
Which of these quick and easy apple and pear recipes did your kids enjoy the most? Did they help your family make the best of a busy day? Let us know in the comments!