- 5-6 medium apples, peeled, cored, chopped into chunks
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1-2 tablespoons light brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place chopped apples into a medium baking dish. Pour melted butter over the apples. Sprinkle the cinnamon and brown sugar over the apples and toss gently with your hands, making sure all apples are well coated.
Bake for 15 minutes. Stir the apples and bake another 20 minutes until or until the apples are soft and tender.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Serve warm over vanilla ice cream.
Makes approximately 4 servings.
NOTE: Apple suggestions for this recipe include Gala, Red or Golden Delicious, Fuji, Honeycrisp or Granny Smith.
Kitchen Activities for Budding Chefs:Little Chef
- Ask child to gather the apples and practice counting 1-5. Identify the colors of the apples with your child. Have them help identify other similar colors around the kitchen. Make it a seek-and-find game.
- Ask your kitchen helper to help measure the cinnamon and sugar. Observe the size of a teaspoon and compare to a tablespoon. Ask them which is bigger.
- Together, help them sprinkle the cinnamon and brown sugar over the apples and toss before baking in the oven.
- When the apples are done and have cooled, taste your creation together, and ask them what they think!
- Talk about where apples grow and if they know the names of the apples(s) you choose to use in the recipe. If you can, take your child to the apple orchard and let them pick apples. This is a fun recipe to make when you return home!
- Ask your child to melt the butter in the microwave, using a microwave-safe dish.
- With adult supervision, practice peeling the apples using a vegetable peeler.
- Introduce a kid-friendly knife to your child.
- With adult supervision, show them how to carefully cut the apple into chunks for the recipe.
- When the recipe is ready, ask them what they loved most about creating the dish!