We went apple picking this weekend and best of all I didn't even have to put shoes on. The trees are in our front yard ! We had a blast finding apples to pick ( there were tons to choose from) then after we got them inside we turned them into all sorts of things.
The easiest and most fun I think is to make applesauce in the crock pot. I used to do this all the time with my classes when I taught because it was easy for little hands to help.
In a class I would have each child bring one apple. For our family I peeled 8 of ours because they are dwarf apples. Slice and chop. This is a great recipe for kids to help cut the apples because it doesn't matter how they are cut so go for it!
Add water - I add enough for all the apples to be sitting in water but not submerged.
Add 2 cinnamon sticks - whole.
Cook on high for 2 hours - or until the apples are frothy.
Cook on low for 2 more hours.
Turn the crock pot off and stir in a big dollop of brown sugar. See why I am not a food blogger? My recipes are not exactly exact!