Stewed Apples are a really classic dish and too delicious to every go out of fashion. It is so simple to make, no matter what you cooking skill is like I think you will manage it!

When our apple tree is bearing fruit in Augumn I make batches of apple puree which is usually devoured in no time! Our applestree is eating apple so we don’t have to add sugar. The original recipe would use cooking apples and sugar to sweeten but I like to avoid added sugar so I use eating apples!

Delicious, nutritious food just doesn’t have to be complicated.

Also it is great dish to get the kids involved and they don’t have to wait long to taste the fruits of their labour.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 eating apples
  • ½ tsp mixed spice

Method

  1. Wash and de-core the apples. I always keep the skin on as there are full of phytonutrients to nourish me and my family along with being a great source of fibre!  However, if that doesn’t apple to you then take off the skin!
  2. Cut the apples into bits about 1cm cubes or slices about 1/2cm thick. You don’t have to be too precise!
  3. Put all the cut apple in a pot, cover the bottom of the pot with a little water. Add the mixed spice and stir to coat the apples
  4. Cook over a medium heat for about 15 minutes, cook for longer if you like them softer.
  5. The stewed apples are done! If you like a really smooth consistency then blend them in a blender or with a hand blender.

There are so manu uses for stewed apples:

Stewed Apples and Custard: We like to eat stewed apples just as they are or you could add custard for some warmth.  It is also delicious served with my sugar free ice-cream.

Granola: You can also have the stewed apple for breakfast with some natural or Greek  yogurt and my homemade granola.  this is a real winner in our house and I find my kids bring this to school as part of their lunch or as a snack after school or a snack in the evening.  Not just a breakfast I guess!

Stewed Apple & Oats: This is a great breakfast when you are on the go – traveling or for taking to work.  It is delicious and really so simple.  I use about 4 dessertspoons of stewed apples and add about 2 dessertspoons of oats and one dessertspoon of whole chia seeds.   Mix together.  The oats and chia seeds will absorb any liquid from the apples.  I like it to be a little runny so I add some almond or coconut milk. Really you can add any liquid (maybe not an alcoholic or fizzy one!) but water, regular milk or a bit of any fruit juice would be perfect!

Pork & Apple Sauce: Serve a desertspoon of apple puree  with some pork chops  as a condiment, it is just delicious.  Traditionally you would use cooking apples for this but really I find our homegrown eating apples works just as well! Truely delicious!

Katsu Curry: A delicious curry with apples, easy to make and works really well in the slow cooker.  When apples are in season I use stewed apples for this recipe otherwise i will use a couple of regular apples or even apple juice.

Slow Cooker Pork & Apple: This is another delicious easy to cook meal.  A great winter warmer and keeps for a few days in the fridge.  I make this alot when apples are in season and our lovely apple tree weighted down with fruit.

I will be posting more recipes soon!