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Here’s something my girls and I made last year in honor of back to school.
The fun thing about kindergarten is that even though they get homework these days, most of the homework is fun. They were learning in-depth the letter “Aa” and part of their homework was to make these Baked Cinnamon Raisin Apples.
Just a few ingredients needed for this easy dessert.
First I cut two apples in half, and cut off the ends and the stem. I had the girls try to remove the core with a melon baller. It helped if I started it out for them.
They then filled the hole with raisins, granola…
…a teaspoon of frozen apple juice concentrate…
…and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Okay, maybe more than a sprinkle.
I cut out four squares of foil and they wrapped them up.
Then we baked the apples at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.
We ate ours with ice cream and another sprinkle of granola. I kid you not, it tasted like apple pie. We just might serve these at Thanksgiving, as this was such a perfect light little serving for after a big turkey dinner. It would be fun to set this up assembly-line style and have all the kids help.
Homework was never this yummy when I was a kid.
This recipe was adapted from Monday Morning Books, 1993. This post originally appeared on the Multiples and More Blog Network, Oct 2012.
Author and Crafter at The Silly Pearl
Stephanie Chan is the crafter behind The Silly Pearl. She has been creating since childhood, inspired by her creative parents. Today she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her handy IT Guy husband, sweet twin girls born in 2007 (Year of the Pig), and a fuzzy tabby cat named Sherry. Current obsessions include watercolor, mid century modern design, Harry Potter, and of course, cats and pigs!