Have you ever made an apple well?
No? Well here's how.
Take one nice shiny apple. The bigger the better.
Slice the stalk end off -about an inch thick (less if your apple is little).
Next cut two pieces from either side of the core.
Twiddle your apple around and take off two more pieces so that you have a square tower of core in the middle. Does that make sense? It's clearer in the photo I hope.
Now, this is the bit I always have to think about. You need to twiddle it around again and cut down the tower further to make two more pieces. Can you see? You should have six pieces of apple plus the top.
Finally remove the core tower by making a v cut. Chuck the core away -on the compost heap for preference :o)
Now you can rebuild your apple with the apple bricks you have made. Fill the well with raisins, sultanas or nuts. I've used almonds and sultanas here.
Put the lid on. A nice surprise for a child. Even one who has failed to clean her teeth yet again and who has gone to school with a bread and butter sandwich because rather than put the salami in the sandwich she chose to eat it. I rather wish I'd put squashed flies in her apple well now.
Make an apple well for your little darling today!