Cinnamon Sugar Apple Salad has quickly become my kids favorite way to eat apples.
A year ago I was teaching a pie making cooking class and when we got the apples ready to put in the apple pie the kids I was teaching couldn’t stop tasting them. I was a little worried they weren’t going to have enough to fill their pies. I found this quite fascinating.
In the fall I always keep a lot of apples on hand and at a certain point my kids get a little tired of me trying to serve them apples slices as a side dish at dinner. After seeing how much the kids from cooking class loved the apples pieces that had a little cinnamon sugar on them I decided to try a similar version of the apples as a side dish for my family at dinner the next night. Everyone loved it.
I sliced 4 apples into 1 inch pieces, sprinkled a little lemon juice on them and then sprinkled cinnamon sugar on them and gave them a toss. It brought new life to a fruit they had gotten sick of.
The cinnamon and little bit of sugar added to the apples got my kids to eat twice as many or even three times as many apples as they would have eaten of the regular apples. This felt like a major victory and I have been making this “salad” on a regular basis. Especially this time of year when apples are so fresh and affordable.
The only trick with this salad is to make it right before serving the meal.The sugar draws out the juices in the apples so if you leave it sitting too long before serving it can get a little soggy.
Try this simple Cinnamon Sugar Apple Salad on your family. And while your at it try a few of my other favorite apple recipes. This Jewish Apple Cake is one of the most popular recipes on the blog, and this Old Fashioned Apple Crisp is a personal favorite and go-to recipe for when I need a dessert on the quick.
- 4 apples, sliced and cut into one inch pieces. (I like to use gala, honey crisp, autumn crisp, or granny smith.
- 2 tsp lemon juices
- 3-4 tsp cinnamon sugar. (I mix 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tbsp sugar) just sprinkle it on a little at a time and toss until all the apples have a light coating. You may not need the entire amount.
- Do not make this ahead of time. It should be made right before serving.
- Place sliced apples in a medium sized mixing bowl
- Sprinkle with lemon juice
- Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar one tsp at a time and toss until apples are all lightly coated.