Baked apples

Little hands aged from 3-6 can help make these sweet treats, best served with vanilla ice cream

  • Prep:25 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 127
  • fat 4g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 25g
  • sugars 24g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 1g
  • salt 0.07g


  • 6 eating apples (grown-up helpers: please score around the circumference of each with a small, sharp knife)
  • handful of sultanas
  • 2 tbsp light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • matchbox-size piece of butter
  • 2 tsp demerara sugar


Top tip for parents
Your child may be able to do their own coring, but make sure they are high up enough against the work surface so they can push firmly down on the corer. You can easily change the stuffing for the apples - chopped dried apricots work well instead of sultanas, and flaked almonds or chopped hazelnuts will add crunch.


  1. Ask a grown-up to turn the oven on to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Sit each apple on the worktop and push the apple corer into the centre of each one (or ask a grown-up to do this for you).

  2. Mix the sultanas, muscovado sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.

  3. Stand up the apples, side by side, in a baking dish. Using your fingers, push a little bit of the sultana mixture into each apple, using up all the mixture between them.

  4. Add a blob of butter to the top of each and sprinkle over the demerara sugar. Ask a grown-up to put the dish in the oven for 20 mins or until the apples are cooked through.

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