Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Susie's Baked Apple

This recipe is one we make with field trips and you can do at home as well. Experiment with different cheeses to really delight your mouth. Enjoy!

Susie’s Microwave-Baked Apple

Ingredients you will need:
One medium-sized apple per serving of your favorite variety
1 ½ tsp brown sugar
¼ tsp cinnamon
2 pecan halves, chopped (optional)

Equipment you will need:
An apple corer (or carrot peeler)
Measuring spoons and a measuring cup
Microwavable bowl or plate
Waxed paper
Hot pad

Ready to begin? Let’s go!

  1. Have an adult, with the corer, carve a hole in the center of the top of the apple about halfway through the middle of the apple. Make the hole about as deep as your pinkie finger and as wide as your ring and pinkie fingers together.
  2. Mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecan pieces.
  3. Put half of the mixture inside the hole in the apple.
  4. Place the apple in a small microwavable bowl and cover the bowl loosely with the waxed paper.
  5. Microwave the apple on high for 1 ½ minutes.
  6. Let it cool for 5 minutes. Remove the bowl. (Make sure you use a hot pad or have an adult help you. The bowl will be hot.)
  7. Take off the waxed paper and spoon the remaining sugar-cinnamon mixture into the center of the apple.
  8. Return the bowl to the microwave uncovered for 25 seconds.
  9. Let it cool for 5 minutes. Remove the bowl. (Remember to use the hot pad or have an adult help you.) Doesn’t it smell so yummy?
  10. Serve the apple with a slice of cheese, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or glass of milk!