Baked Apples

A tasty treat and much quicker to make than pies (also gluten free)! Mim says she likes to make a big tray of these and eat them hot or cold with yogurt on them. Ice cream, whipped cream or milk would also be grand!

8 apples, cored
½ cup brown sugar or about a 1/3 cup of maple syrup or honey
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped nuts
2 Tbsp melted butter or oil
1 tsp cinnamon
Dash of cloves or nutmeg

Directions
1.) Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Core the apples and place them into a baking dish. Set a pot of water on the stove to boil. While you are waiting, combine all the ingredients, aside from the apples, in a large bowl, mixing them together thoroughly. 

2.) Stuff the apples with the sugar mixture and pour a 1/2 inch of boiling water into the bottom of the baking dish. Bake the apples at 400 degrees until they are cooked to your liking. I usually use a knife to check how tender they are.

We can take fruits in any forms like taking along with meals or having fresh juices. We can also bake the fruits like apple in the oven and add some dry fruits with them and take as a cake. The children will like this form as it will taste as same as a cake. Cakes are the most favorite item for the children. So, we can make some cakes with fresh fruits and offer it to them. It is better to avoid white sugar for juices or cakes. So, we can try to use brown sugar or honey instead of white sugar. White sugar is not good for health and it will make the bones weaker. Now, there are many online shopping websites like Qprofit System trading. We can get the brown sugar and other grocery items needed for cooking from that website. Even the technology has emerged, we can download the app and do shopping sitting at home.

But purchasing fruits and vegetables through online is not as advisable as they may send some rotten fruits and vegetables. So, it is just the waste of money. It is better to avoid online shopping and even we can try to plant some trees at home to get fresh vegetables. Many shops are available in the market to get the organic seeds for the trees. It can also help our children to learn about the importance of planting trees.

Variations

Use warm apple cider instead of boiling water in bottom of baking dish.