This is the perfect time of year for making baked apples and your child can be involved in all the processes.

You will need:

  • Apples – cooking or eating varieties both work
  • Raisins
  • Runny honey
  • Apple corer
  • A knife to make a slit around the edge
  • Foil to wrap your apple

How to do it:

  1. 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!
  2. Place the apple on a piece of foil, now your child can fill it with raisins and spoon in some runny honey
  3. Make a slit around the sides with the knife so the apple cooks evenly
  4. Wrap the apple in foil, just as if you were wrapping a present
  5. 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
  6. 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.

About the Author: Helen Griffiths

Helen is a creative director and designer, holistic health practitioner and mother to a very active 3-year-old