How to Make These Easy to Cook Baked Apples

Easy to Cook Baked Apples

We are making baked apples this week which focuses on our cooking skills as we join in with the Virtual Book Club.  The featured book is 10 Red Apples by Pat Hutchins.  A delightful counting book with some fantastic illustrations and a quirky storyline too!  Will there be enough apples to go around?

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After reading all about apples in this book, we decided to make a super easy baked apple recipe that ties in with APPLE theme.  Don’t forget to check out what the other hosts are doing this week by clicking the links below.

Our Baked Apple Recipe


One cooking apple

Two medium apples

a half cup of dried apricots

a half cup of pecans

juice of half a lemon

one tablespoon brown sugar

half a teaspoon of cinnamon

2oz butter


chopping board


oven proof dish

oven gloves


How to Make the Baked Apples

Pre heat oven to  180c/350f gas mark 4

Wash the apples and dry, set them to one side.

Take the ovenproof dish and rub butter in it to stop the apples sticking.

Peel the cooking apple, remove the core and cut into chunks and place in the dish.

Next, add the apricots and pecans, half of the brown sugar, some cinnamon and half of the lemon juice.  Mix everything and put to one side.

Then take the two eating apples, cut into quarters and remove the cores.  Arrange these on top of the other ingredients.  We did ours alternating apple skin down and up to make it look yummy.

Finally sprinkle the rest of the sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon on top of the apple pieces.

Place in the oven for approximately 15 minutes until the sugar begins caramelised and the apples are tender.

Once cooked, remove from the oven and put the dish on a heatproof stand.  Leave it to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Serve hot with Greek yoghurt, cream or vanilla ice cream, or serve cold with warm custard!



We hope you find this easy to make with your young cooks, just remember to be safety aware when using knives and placing things into or taking out of the oven!

Virtual Book Club For Kids 2017-18

Find out what everyone else is making, creating, learning and playing this week with Virtual Book Club for Kids and don’t forget to join in with the facebook group as well!

Apple Tree Alphabet Letter Match – Still Playing School

Apple Piece Names – Preschool Powol Packets

Apple Addition within 5 Dough Strips – Sea of Knowledge

Fingerprint Apple Counting Activity – Messy Little Monster

Apple Math: Counting & Fractions Teach Beside Me

Red apple number bonds to 10 – Rainy Day Mum

Apple picking sticky wall – Views from a Step stool

Apple Stack Game and Snack- Toddler Approved

Jumping Apple Seeds – JDaniel4’s Mom

Apple Theme STEM Activity for Preschoolers – The Educators’ Spin On It

Glitter Apple Stamping – My Bored Toddler

Apple Tree Tracing Page- Mama Smiles

Apple Farm Song with Movement – My Storytime Corner

Ten Red Apples: Number Words Activities- Growing Book by Book

Apple Tree Gross Motor Game – Inspiration Laboratories

Apple Sewing – CrArty Kids

Visual Perception Apple Activity – The OT Toolbox

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