We have the most fantastic next door neighbors. Not only are they the most easygoing and kind people, their yard is essentially a farm. I get a phone call at least once a week asking me to come outside so they can hand me a grocery bag full of sweet peaches, bushels of delicious beets or in the latest case, a bag of perfectly gorgeous Fuji apples. The apples were like little gems, sweet and crunchy, not too big or small. For me, there is nothing like fruits and vegetables that you grow in your yard. This way you can be absolutely sure that there aren’t any harmful sprays or pesticides being used. My neighbors grow their food like this and so do I.
Apples are not only a rich in vitamin C and an excellent source of fiber, they’re also a favorite of Kenya’s. When he’s teething and doesn’t feel like having to chew, this recipe comes in handy because the apples get really soft. It is a real winner with him. When the apple bakes, the flavor intensifies giving it almost a caramel flavor. A perfect dessert for your little one.
Baked Apples with Cinnamon and Raisins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the apple in a small baking dish.
- Fill the center the the apple with raisins.
- Mix the water, cinnamon and apple juice and pour over the center of the apple.
- Bake for 55 minutes or until apple is fork tender.
- Cool, peel off the skin and serve (alternatively, you could peel the skin and puree the apple and raisins for babies 8-12 months old).
- *recipe can be doubled, tripled and so on