Baked Apples

baked apples

Fall means apple picking to so many children and I haven’t met a child yet who doesn’t love apples. These baked apples are a great and easy recipe to make in the classroom. Students love apples, often go apple picking with their families and fits into many curriculum areas, such as procedural writing/drawing, math, map skills to find the orchards and science!  What better way to teach students about apples than this two ingredients baked apple recipe.

Ingredients:
*For a class of about 25 to each have a taste*
4 medium to large apples, honeycrisp work best, McIntosh seem to get too mushy
About 4 generous shakes of pumpkin spice

Method:
Peel the apples in advance, but have an extra with skins to show the students the whole apple and build on prior knowledge
Slice the peeled apples into small, bite size chunks
Place chopped apples in a bowl and sprinkle generously with pumpkin spice
Let each student stir the apples to evenly coat each piece
Add to a medium sized pot and place on a hot plate
Continuously stir and keep an eye on the apples to prevent burning
The apples will start to release their sugars and moisture to make the apples sweet and sticky.
Cook for about 25 minutes, allow to cool and then let each child taste.