|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 12g||16%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||37%|
|Total Carbohydrate 54g||20%|
|Dietary Fiber 7g||25%|
|Total Sugars 44g|
|Vitamin C 13mg||63%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Stewed apples is an incredibly easy apple dish to prepare, and can be as simple or as flavorful (as in this recipe) as you like. The apples are peeled, cored, and diced and then cooked in liquor or water along with molasses, butter, and warm spices until tender.
Serve them hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, wrapped in buckwheat crepes with a dollop of mascarpone cheese, or on their own as a healthy dessert, letting their simple goodness shine through. Stewed apples are also a great filling for apple pie or apple cobbler.
This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled if needed and also can be frozen to thaw out and enjoy later.
1 to 2 tablespoons rum, apple brandy, or water
3 medium apples (peeled, cored, and diced)
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 pinch salt
Gather the ingredients.
Add enough rum, apple brandy, or water in a small saucepan to just cover the bottom.
Add the apples, molasses, butter, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and salt, and stir to blend.
Place over low heat, partially covered, and simmer gently until the apples are tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Serve warm.
Which Apple Is Best for Stewed Apples?
The many varieties of apples you find in a vast array in the grocery store or at farmers' markets may leave you wondering which are the best for eating and which for cooking. Each apple's texture and level of juiciness will determine which preparation is best. Braeburns, Winesaps, and McIntoshes are top choices for stewed apples and go-to apples for applesauce. Other good cooking apples are Jonathans, Jonagolds, Fujis, Honeycrisps, and Granny Smiths.