Baked Apple Fries | 3 in 1: A Picture of God Book

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Baked Apple Fries

We recently visited my oldest daughter’s and sister-in-law’s church on a trip to Texas. This was one of those amazing mega churches that had a coffee shop and a bookstore. (If you’ve never experienced one … WOW.) We had a little time before the service so we, of course, had to visit the bookstore. While there, my five year old picked up this little gem.

3 in 1: A Picture of God by Joanne Marxhausen (affiliate)The 3 in 1: A Picture of God by Joanne Marxhausen is a fantastic book that describes the difficult concept of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit to children by illustrating with an apple.

The book talks about how just as the apple is three parts–the skin, the flesh and the seeds–it is still one apple. Also, there are three “persons” the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, but only one God.

The artwork and the message are simplified, but that’s what is appealing about this book in teaching what could be a confusing topic.

If you’re looking for a non-biblical book for an apple cooking project, check out Johnny Appleseed by Jodie Shepherd. We really enjoyed this book, and it’s a great read about the legend for any time of the year.

For our cooking project, we decided to make baked apple fries–and they were delicious! We are putting these on our regular snack making schedule after this! While cutting up the apple, we were able to discuss the concepts of the book again.

Baked Apple Fries | 3 in 1: A Picture of God Book

  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 2/3 cups cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 cup jar caramel sauce (optional)
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel, core and wash apples.
  3. Slice apples into french-fry sticks.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together corn starch, sugar, and cinnamon.
  5. Toss apple slices in mixture until covered completely.
  6. Place apple slices on baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking oil.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, turning once, until a slightly crispy outer layer forms.
  8. Serve with heated caramel sauce. (FYI: We thought the apples were plenty sweet, so you could easily leave the caramel sauce off.)
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes

About Author

Jacqueline Wilson is Ella's mom and a homeschooler. She loves cooking and creating with her daughter. She is the co-author of 50 Shades of Frayed: Three Moms Talk About What Happens When "I Do" Becomes "Not Tonight". You can follow her on her personal Twitter account, WritRams and on Facebook as WritRams and Little Cooks Reading Books.

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