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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Stewed Spiced Apples

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.

                                                 Enjoy!   Colleen

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