Thursday, April 18, 2013

Stewed Apples



I tried out this recipe one morning using just one apple. Not only was super good but very nutritious to boot!! My father in law ate it and ended up eating way more fruit that morning than he usually does. Now I plan to make it with several apples. It goes great with oatmeal for breakfast.

I do not have exact measurements for this recipe as I just basically did it “off the cuff” one morning. The recipe is extremely flexible and hard to ruin!

Stewed Apples
Apples – the number you desire is up to you
Honey or brown sugar
Cinnamon, just a sprinkle
Water

Begin by washing the apples. Cut them, core them and then dice up into small pieces. I did not peel them. Put apples in a saucepan. Pour water into the pan. You don’t want to cover them; just enough to cook them. Drizzle in a bit of honey. For the one apple I did I would guess I put in a little less than a tablespoon of honey. This is optional if your apples are super sweet. You can also sprinkle with a little brown sugar if you would prefer. Now sprinkle on a little cinnamon.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered. You want the water to eventually boil down to a syrup or to boil away completely. Let them cook for about 20 minutes or until soft.

Here was my apple in the saucepan cooking…


I served the cooked apples with a few sliced strawberries (I also cooked them until the liquid was pretty much gone. You can stop cooking sooner and serve with some of the liquid still there)…


I’m going to make another (bigger) batch of this for my family tomorrow morning!

 

2 comments:

  1. This is simple, healthy and delicious:) Thanks for sharing us how you stew your fruits...I specially admire your attitude of honouring and caring for your elders...I'm sure it's not always easy. Blessings to you:)

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  2. We did something similar when we camped in the rough. There was an apple tree with apples next to our site and my friend decided to cook some over the firepit. We (kids too) all agreed it was the best cooked apples ever. We also added it our oatmeal that morning. Thanks for posting it, I had forgotten how good they were. I'm in Michigan and last year we lost about 90% of the fruit crops to unusual warm weather (trees budded) followed by several hard frosts. This year is much more promising:)

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