Recipe: Stewed Apples

Today I wanted to share a deliciously simple recipe for stewed apples, that can then be used in a huge variety of ways – or, just eaten straight from the bowl! I don’t use much sugar in the recipe so it’s best to use sweeter varieties of apples, but if you can only get your hands on the more tart varieties of apples then maybe up the sugar or honey a little – depends how sweet you like them really!

Ingredients List

  • Apples (approx 5-7)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2-3 squeezes of honey (or tbs if you prefer measuring it!)
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 cup boiling water



  1. Peel, core and quarter the apples
  2. Put the apples in a saucepan on low-medium heat with the cinnamon, honey, brown sugar and mix to coat them
  3. Pour in the boiling water then cover and simmer for 20 minutes until the apples are soft and brown but retain their shape


Then the fun really begins! You can use the stewed apples in a range of ways (other than just warm by themselves!). Some of my favourite ways are:

  • Served with greek yoghurt
  • As a topping to muesli or porridge
  • In an apple pie
  • To make an apple crumble
  • In cupcakes or muffins
  • On top of pancakes

They will last in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week, so you have plenty of time to try out different uses and find your own favourite! This time most of mine went on pancakes for a delicious Sunday brunch!


Do you have a favourite way to eat stewed apples?

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