rebuiltcellars, thanks for the support and I'm glad you liked it.
Conversion of this recipe to extract should be fairly easy. However you might want to skip the smoked malt, which to me doesn't taste all that great, plus with extract brewing, it would need to be mashed and you might just want to skip a mash with this beer to keep it real easy.
Plan on brewing 2 gallons of beer, then adding 1 gallon of apple juice to make the full 3-gallon batch. The above recipe does only make 3 gallons. If you want 5 gallons, then use 1.5 times as much ingredients, and maybe plan to brew 3 gallons of beer and add a full 2 gallons of apple juice. Might turn out even better that way!
Beyond those things, only thing left to do is to convert the 2-row and smoked malt additions to extract instead. So, 5 lb malt converts to approximately 3 lb DME or 3.7 lb LME. Other ingredients stay the same as the recipe above. Instructions for the recipe change to this:
Crush the Carapils, honey malt, and Crystal 20 grains and place in grain steeping bag. Bring 3 gallons distilled or RO water towards a boil with the crushed grains, removing the grain bag when the temperature reaches approximately 170 F. Bring to the boil for 1 hour, adding hops per schedule. During the second half of the boil, in a separate kettle, bring 1 gal cider and the 3 lb DME or 3.7 lb LME to 170 F (do not boil) for 15 minutes to pasteurize, then add to the main wort at flameout. Ferment 2 weeks at 68 F. Rack to secondary for 4 weeks. Prime with 4.5 Tbsp. table sugar and also add a couple ounces of lactose if desired to sweeten the apple ale (optional, do whatever you like).