Thursday, September 17, 2009

Kids in the Kitchen- Baked Apples

Seriously I am so glad my child is old enough to hold me accountable! It doesn't matter how busy I am, Wednesday nights I better had something planned for her to cook, I love that about her, but I love it so much more when I am actually in the kitchen with her, seeing the joy she gets out of it! As you can kinda tell my Kids in The Kitchen post have been thrown together lately, last minute recipes from the good ole' internet that find what I already have in the pantry. Last night though I got really excited about the recipe I found on my fave magazine, Family Fun. (I did bake the apples in the oven rather than over a campfire though) It was so autumnish and made my house smell delish! When we ate them, it felt like autmn. Let me make one thing clear Florida has three seasons not four and they are HOT, HOTTER, HOTTEST. So when it comes to autmn I have to "create" that "autmn sense" for us! This is also a REALLY easy, REALLY good recipe and it isn't hard at ALL!
Baked Apple: First thing have the *parent* core out the middle, leaving the bottom in tact. The original recipe tells you to mix dried fruits and nuts, so we threw in a bowl cranberries, raisins, and p-nuts. And Lu sloshed them around a bit!
Then she stuffed the center of the apple with the fruit mixture.

After Lu stuffed down the fruit real good, she put a little cinnamon/sugar mixture on top, then a little dollop of butter.
place into preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until apple is soft.
This is what it looks like cut open, it looks so GOOD! And it was pretty tasty. I'd have to say it was pretty healthy too. I know that little bit of sugar mixture wasn't too healthy but minus that and you got yourself an all fruit snack.
Here J and Lu are tearin it up ... it was good! Lu request that I make these for an afternoon snack. When she asks that I know they were tasty.
Thanks for participating in Kids in the Kitchen. Please grab my button and link your post to Mr. Linky. Anything goes, any kid friendly cookbooks/recipes, tips on how to get your children to eat period, or eat veggies, kids cooking, anything that comes from your pantry weather its edible or not (such as playdough/sidewalk chalk), snack tips/ideas, or maybe you just saw a kid friendly recipe on the web you wanted us all to know about, whatever gets those kids in the kitchen!
See ya'll next week!


  1. 0oh yum! And its healthy too!

  2. Looks so yummy. I am having trouble getting your button but still linked to Mr. Linky. Also - check out my post from earlier this week. I gave you an award. :)

  3. this looks delicious and you are so right about the kids loving it

  4. They look delicious, and good fun to make! Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. This is such a special thing you do!! I love this idea. The photos are adorable too. She looks like she really enjoys it. What a good mom you are. :)