Soft, sweet, and juicy, these stewed apples can be used in a variety of dishes. Try them with oatmeal, ice cream, cookies, and more!
Celebrating fall (aka apple season!) with all the apple goodies! Starting with these sweet, juicy stewed apples cooked in brown sugar and cinnamon. Talk about cozy! Stewed apples make the kitchen smell amazing and they’re so easy to make. They’re basically apple pie filling, and if you’re like me, you’ll agree that the filling is the best part of pie! (sorry crust lovers) But instead of waiting multiple hours for a pie to bake and cool, you can dig into these cozy, stewed apples in about 10 minutes. Quick, easy, delicious – what’s not to love?
Best Apples for Baking/Cooking
Use crisp, firm apples like Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Cortland, Fuji, Sweet Tango, McIntosh. There are so many apple varieties they’re hard to keep track of! Basically, use your favorite crisp apple and stay away from the softer/mushy varieties like Red Delicious and Gala (those are delicious eaten as is). Also be aware different apples have different levels of sweetness and tartness, so you may want to add extra sugar or lemon juice.
How to Use Stewed Apples
Stewed apples are super versatile and can be eaten by the spoonful or added to things like:
- overnight oats
- baked oats
- ice cream
- french toast
- toast with nut butter
- cinnamon rolls
- stuffed into cookies
More Apple Recipes!
- Caramel Apple Crumb Cake
- Apple Coffee Cake
- Apple Crumb Cake (Whole Grain)
- Apple Pie Snickerdoodles (coming soon!)
- Cinnamon Apple Bread (coming soon!)
If you make these stewed apples, don’t forget to leave a comment/rating down below and tag me in your photos on instagram @ellielikes.cooking. I love seeing all of your tasty recreations!
Easy Stewed Apples
- 4 apples** diced
- 2-4 tbsp brown sugar**
- ½-1 tbsp lemon juice**
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp nutmeg
- ½ tbsp cornstarch
- Add all ingredients to a saucepan and heat over medium low. Cook covered, stirring occasionally, until apples are just tender, 5-10 minutes.
- The apples should release a good amount of water as they cook down, but if your apples look too dry add a splash of water. The liquid should thicken and coat the apples when they're done cooking.
- Serve warm or cool to room temperature, then cover and store in the fridge.
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