We have this dish called "worst met appelmoes" that I have been eating since I grew teeth, around 60 years ago.
It's apple compôte and pork sausage. Here in a variation where I used apples and apricots.
So simple to make and your kids will love it! The simplest way is to use apples only, ferm sweet ones, no Granny Smiths or the like.
Peel, cut in chunks, add a few tbsp of water and cook until firm with a bit of lemon juice and a chunk of butter. When soft after 30 minutes or so, add sugar to taste. Squash just a little with the back of a spoon, et voilà. Served with a panfried sausage and a few spuds. Life can be that easy and delicious.
Other variations on the compôte; apples only and a bit of cinnamon, apples and rhubarb, rhubarb only...
In Holland they also have a wintery mix of potato and apple called "hete bliksem" (hot lightning), but you gonna have to ask Butzy for the recipe.