|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 6g||8%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||18%|
|Total Carbohydrate 27g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||13%|
|Total Sugars 22g|
|Vitamin C 6mg||32%|
|*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.
"Next time you have extra apples, this is going to be your new favorite recipe. Easier than making a whole pie, you can serve this warm with vanilla ice cream or right on top of pancakes. And the best part is your whole home will smell like a fall candle!" —Tracy Wilk
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 apple varieties 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 variety's texture and level of juiciness will determine which preparation is best. Braeburn, Winesap, and McIntosh are top choices for stewed apples and go-to apples for applesauce. Other good cooking apples are Jonathan, Jonagold, Fuji, Honeycrisp, and Granny Smith.