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Easy Apple Pie Recipe for Kids

We love cooking together as a family and this easy apple pie recipe for kids (and mums, dads, grandparents too) is low in sugar and high in simplicity! And it costs less than $6 in ingredients!

Serves 6 using a 35mm pie tin


  • 4 large Granny Smith Apples peeled and sliced thinly – $4
  • 2 sheets of puff pastry – 90 cents
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar divided into 2 x 1/4 cups – 20 cents
  • Large squeeze of honey – 20 cents
  • 1 pinch cinnamon – 5 cents
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg – 5 cents
  • 2 tablespoons of plain flour – 10 cents
  • 50 grams of butter or margarine – 25 cents
  • Squeeze of lemon juice – 10 cents


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Line the pie tin with one sheet of puff pastry ensuring it comes up over the edges of the tin
  • Peel and thinly slice the apples
Easy Apple Pie Recipe with Kids
The kids used this and I sliced more finely
  • Place 1/2 of the apples in the tin
Place the sliced apples in the tin
  • Sprinkle the apple with 1/4 cup brown sugar, a large squeeze of honey, 1/2 pinch of cinnamon and 1/2 pinch of nutmeg
Easy Apple Pie Recipe with Kids
Sprinkle with sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon
  • Top the tin up with the rest of the apples and the rest of the sugar (1/4 cup), plain flour and the butter or margarine (divide this up into small pieces)
  • Sprinkle the contents with lemon juice
  • Cover the top with another sheet of puff pastry
  • Use a form to crimp the edges around the tin
  • Use a little more brown sugar to sprinkle on the top and cut steam vents in the pastry
Easy Apple Pie Recipe with Kids
Crimp the edges and create a vent for steam
  • Pop into the oven on a piece of baking paper in case of overflow and bake for one hour on 180 degrees Celcius – check about half way through
Easy Apple Pie Recipe with Kids
Use baking paper to catch overflow


Easy Apple Pie Recipe with Kids

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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