Do your kids love apples? Do they also love math? Then you won’t want to miss making these delicious honey baked apples with them!
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Math in the Kitchen: Honey Baked Apples
Make these honey baked apples for the most delicious math project you have ever made.
- Apple corer (or a small, sharp knife)
- Raisins (1 teaspoon per apple)
- Shallow baking dish
Wash the apples and remove any stickers.
Use the apple corer to remove the core of the apple, but don’t cut all the way through. Leave a small bit of the core on the bottom of the apple to hold all of the delicious ingredients inside. You also have the option to save the top of the stem to put it back on the apple when you are finished stuffing it. This makes the apples a little prettier, unless you cook them too long like we did this time.
In a small bowl, mix 1/2 of a teaspoon of cinnamon with 1/8 of a teaspoon of nutmeg and 1/8 of a teaspoon of cloves. Toss the raisins in the spice mixture and set aside.
Use 1 tablespoon of butter per apple (less if your apples are small). Cut the butter into small pieces.
Layer the ingredients in the following order: 1/3 of the butter, half of the of raisins, a drizzle of honey, 1/3 of the butter, half of the raisins, a drizzle of honey, and top with the last 1/3 of butter. Place the apple stem on top to seal the apples.
Place the apples in a shallow baking pan. Cook in a 350 oven for about 30 minutes. If your apples are smaller than average or larger than average, you may need to adjust the cooking time accordingly. Our apples were small and we cooked them for about 45 minutes, but that was too long. Our honey turned into blackish candy. So, for small apples, start checking after about 20 minutes. Large apples can take up to an hour to bake.
The honey should be golden brown, the butter should be bubbling, and the apples should be soft when they are just right. If they look like ours, you have cooked them too long.
Do you like baked apples? Monkey and Bo love them for breakfast.
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