Sweet ideas to celebrate parents all year round |


Whatever the occasion, any excuse to celebrate moms and dads is valid. From birthdays and holidays to regular weekends at home, one of the best gifts you can give them is time together.

The whole family, including toddlers, can get involved when the celebration calls for easy yet delicious recipes. Start a party day off right with these Apple Cinnamon Waffles for a sweet breakfast in bed. As the day progresses, keep everyone energized with apple, peanut butter and honey sandwiches or apple and berry salsa served with fries, apples or graham crackers . Finally, as the day draws to a close, end the festivities with Apple Blondie Cupcakes for a final reminder of how much mom and dad mean to you.

These recipes and other breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snack ideas for the whole family are enhanced with the satisfying texture and taste of Envy Apples for a refreshing, balanced sweetness paired with an elegant crunch. and crunchy. Easy to spot by their large shareable size and crimson red skin that is sometimes tinged with gold, they offer a fresh flavor perfect for snacking.

Try serving them as a tasty snack the next time your loved ones get together to watch an exciting family show like “Strawberry Shortcake.” Enjoy seasonal stories about her and her pals discovering hidden treasures while on vacation, encountering mysterious monsters, and tangling with out-of-control spring flowers as she’s ready to “make the world a better place” all year round .

Visit EnvyApple.com to find more recipes the whole family can enjoy together.

Apple and berry salsa

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4-6


2 Envy apples, cored and chopped

1 pound strawberries, hulled and chopped

1 pint blueberries

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

2 tablespoons of honey

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Tortilla chips, pita chips, apple chips or graham crackers, for serving


In a medium bowl, combine apples, strawberries, blueberries and salt.

In a small bowl, whisk honey and lime juice. Pour the honey and lime juice over the fruit mixture. Mix to combine.

Serve immediately with tortilla chips, pita chips, apple chips or graham crackers, or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Blonde apple cupcakes

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 12


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted and cooled

1 cup light brown sugar, packed

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg, at room temperature

2 Envy apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch dice


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 muffin pan with cupcake liners and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

In a large bowl, whisk butter and brown sugar for 2 minutes, or until well blended. Add vanilla and egg; whisk until incorporated.

Add the flour mixture to a large bowl of wet ingredients. Stir until just combined; be careful not to overmix.

Stir in the diced apples.

Pour the batter evenly into the cupcake tins.

Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Let cool and serve.

Apple, peanut butter and honey sandwiches

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Servings: 2 (1 sandwich per serving)

1 craving apple

6 tablespoons peanut butter

4 slices of bread

2 tablespoons of honey


Core the apple and thinly slice.

Spread 3 tablespoons of peanut butter on two slices of bread, reserving two slices of bread for the top of the sandwiches.

Spread the apple slices over the peanut butter.

Drizzle 1 tablespoon of honey over the apple slices on each sandwich half.

Top each sandwich half with the reserved slice of bread.

Apple and Cinnamon Waffles

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Servings: 4


1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

2 teaspoons of yeast

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 eggs

1 cup milk

4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick), melted

1 Envy apple, peeled and cored

non-stick cooking spray

4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick), at room temperature

Maple syrup, to taste


In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and brown sugar.

In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and melted butter.

Do well in the dry ingredients then stir in the wet ingredient mixture until just combined.

Using a cheese grater, grate the apple. Fold the grated apple into the dough.

Prep the waffle maker with nonstick cooking spray.

Pour 1/4 of the batter mixture into a waffle iron and bake according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Repeat with the rest of the dough.

Top each waffle with 1 tablespoon of room temperature butter and maple syrup, to taste.

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