This is the perfect time of year for making baked apples and your child can be involved in all the steps.
You will need:
- Apples – cooking or eating varieties both work
- Runny honey
- Apple corer
- A knife to make a slit around the edge
- Foil to wrap your apple
How to do it:
- Wash the apple before starting. Firstly, show your child how to use an apple corer – it takes a bit of effort to wiggle it in so do this together – children love to then peer through the hole they have made!
- Place the apple on a piece of foil, now your child can fill it with raisins and spoon in some runny honey
- Make a slit around the sides with the knife so the apple cooks evenly
- Wrap the apple in foil, just as if you were wrapping a present
- Pop your apple present on a baking tray and bake for approximately 20 mins in a medium oven. You will know when it’s ready because the apple will be soft and a sweet aroma will fill your kitchen
- Cool, and eat as a nutritious, warming snack or for pudding
You could also cook your apples in an open fire – a perfect Forest School cooking activity.