Simple flavours are so delicious. There is something so comforting about the aroma and flavour of spiced soft stewed apples. I like to serve these as a fruity spoonful alongside my Custard Pudding Cake or just on their own - unfussy but good. It is so easy to add variety – a few sultanas or maybe a few toasted almond chunks. Change the spices or add a splash of brandy or Calvados. Simple. Nostalgic. Home cooking. Enjoy! Colleen
|Spiced Stewed Apples by Feed Your Inner Cook|
Preparation 5 minutes
Cooking Allow 20 – 40 minutes. Time will vary depending on apple variety used.
7 - 8 medium large apples. I like to use 3 Granny Smiths and Royal Gala for the rest. Use the apples you enjoy – golden delicious are great too.
Bit less than ¼ cup sugar
Splash of water
Pinch of ground cinnamon or ground cloves
2 teaspoon good quality honey
Options – splash Brandy, few sultanas, chopped roasted almonds (Unsalted)
Peel the apples then halve and remove core.
Cut apples into pieces. I usually cut each half in half then those pieces into thirds. Good to have different sized chunks so some with go mushy and others keep a bit of texture.
Place the apple chunks into a large saucepan.
Add a splash of water (start with about 1/8 of a cup) can add more if needed later.
Gently heat the apples and stir regularly.
Continue cooking and stir the apples so heated evenly.
Cover with a lid so apples cook and steam in their own juices.
Check regularly and stir until apple softens. If too watery, remove lid to allow evaporation.
Add a pinch of spice and the honey and stir through.
Taste and add a little more if needed.
Add any optional extras that you may wish to mix through.
Allow to cool a little. Can be served warm or at room temperature.