Cooking time:(plus cooling time)
Costs: Cheap as chips
Skill level: Easy peasy
Stewed apples have a wonderful flavour and can be eaten and enjoyed at any time of day. Whether it be as part of a delicious pudding or as a topping with your Weetabix for breakfast, you are bound to use this recipe for stewed apples time and time again. Make a big bowl of stewed apples and create lots of tasty desserts with it, like apple pie or apple crumble. You could try spooning it over your porridge for an extra portion of fruit to start your day, or serving it with roast pork as a posh apple sauce. Stewed apples can be kept for a week in the fridge. To add even more flavour to your delicious stewed apples, try sprinkling nutmeg or cinnamon into the finished dish, or even sweeten the stewed apples with a dash of vanilla. While any kind of apples can be used to make stewed apple – including any apples that might be growing in your garden – apples such as granny smith apples will give your stewed apple dish a lovely flavour that is neither too sweet or too tart!
Add a couple of whole cloves in step one, but remember to remove them before serving!
- 500g apples, quartered, cored and peeled
- 50g caster sugar
- 1tbsp water
- 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.
- 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.
- Leave to cool then spoon into a bowl and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.