Stewed Apple - bringing you an easy 'how to' recipe, with these easy stewed apples at home. This is a super simple, 3 ingredient recipe. Great topped on cereal, pancakes, in pies or cakes.
This is the easiest recipe for stewed apples you'll need. Mum has been making stewed apples for as long as I remember and I freaking LOVE them!
You'll love this recipe because;
- it's a great way to use up leftover apples
- it's so quick and easy to make
- they're great topped on desserts, breakfasts or to put in pies and cakes (hello my apple shortcake)
- it requires a few simple ingredients
How to Make Stewed Apples
What ingredients go in stewed apples
There are only 3 ingredients to this recipe;
- apples - around 6 large apples, approximately 550g
- sugar - ⅓ cup
- water - ¼ cup
What apples should I use?
I tend to use green apples aka Granny Smith apples. They hold up well, and aren't as sweet as other apples like pink lady apples.
For this recipe however I used apples off my mother in law apple trees and they worked beautifully!
In summary, if you can, use Granny Smith, but really any apples you can get your hands on work.
How do you prepare apples?
Preparing the apples is super simple.
- Step 1 - peel your apples using a sharp peeler.
- Step 2 - cut the apples in half
- Step 3 - cut apples into quarters
- Step 4 - use your knife to carefully cut out the core of each quarter
- Step 5 - slice your apples into even slices
How to Cook Apples
- One sliced, combine your apples with ⅓ cup of sugar, and ¼ of a cup of sugar in a medium sized saucepan.
- Bring to a boil for 7 minutes, then reduce heat and simmer for a further 10 minutes
- Apples should be soft and starting to break down. Use a wooden spoon to mash up your apples.
What to serve stewed apples with
There are so many different dishes you can serve your apples with. They are great;
- topped on cereal for breakfast
- with yogurt and cinnamon
- topped on overnight oats
- on pancakes
- with ice cream (my personal favourite!)
- made into cakes or pies
How to Store Stewed Apples
These keep in a air tight container for up to 4 days. You can also freeze apples up to 3 months in an air tight container. When you're ready to eat them, defrost them in the microwave to use.
Want more ideas using stewed apples?
- Apple Shortcake
- Apple and Pear Crumble - via 'A Baking Journey'
- Overnight Oats with Apples and Sultanas - via 'It's Not Complicated Recipes'.
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- Chopping Board
- Vegetable Peeler
- Wooden Spoon
- 6 large apples about 550g
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ¼ cup water
- Peel, and quarter your apples. Remove the core then finely slice them into even pieces.
- Place apples, sugar and water in a medium sized saucepan.
- Put onto medium heat, then bring to the boil for 7 minutes.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Use a wooden spoon to break up the apple a little bit.
- Cool then store in an air tight container before using.
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