Stewed apples

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Bramley apple stewing
Bramley apple stewing
  • Serves: 4

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

    (plus cooling time)
  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Make a big bowl of stewed apples and create lots of tasty desserts with it like apple pie. You could also try spooning it over your cereal or on roast pork. Stewed apples can be kept for a week in the fridge.


  • 500g apples, quartered, cored and peeled
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1tbsp water

Add a couple of whole cloves in step one, but remember to remove them before serving!


  1. Slice the apples and place in a medium pan with the sugar and water. Cover the pan and put it on the hob over a medium heat. When it comes to the boil, put the timer on for 5 mins and leave to cook.
  2. Give it a stir after about 4 mins, the apple slices will start to dissolve and become fluffy. Cook for a further 1-2 mins or until the apple is fluffy but a few chunks are still visible. Taste the mixture, adding more sugar if required.
  3. Leave to cool then spoon into a bowl and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

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Good and easy, add a bit of cinnamon

Alexandra Marler

Hello there,could you kindly give me a crumble topping recipe? I am a novice! Take care and thank you x


Can you use plain white sugar instead of caster sugar?




Yes you can, I freeze mine in foil dishes then all I need to do is put a topping on (either crumble or pastry) and bake them. You can pick up a ten pack of foil dishes ( with lids) for a pound in high street discount shops.


Keeping them cool in the fridge is one option, but I imagine you could just freeze them for as long as you like?


Hi Jacky - I'd avoid using tinned apples... with that said, if you do want to make an apple pie with them, I'd be inclined to just chuck them into the bottom of the dish and put some pastry on top... or maybe some crumble. You could sprinkle them with some sugar and maybe a touch of cinnamon before you put the pastry on.

Katy goodtoknow Recipes

Hi Jacky - have you seen our apple pie recipe. You place the apple slices at the bottom of your dish, sprinkle with the sugar and dot butter over them before adding the pastry. This will give you the texture you're after. Enjoy!


I am finding it difficult to buy the tinned pie apples at the supermarket as i usually use these to make apple pie. I dont want the apples to be mushy just soft - i want to place them at the bottom of the dish and the sponge mixture on top. How do i cook them?


Am making this right now... Not sure if I'm using the right apples as they're not dissolving!

Food ed

Hi Jen - yes you can use sweetener :)


Can you use sweetener instead of sugar (I am a diabetic)

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