Stewed apples recipe

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  • Healthy
serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 10 min
(plus cooling time)

Make a big bowl of stewed apples and create lots of tasty desserts with it.

Some of our favourite cooking apple recipes like apple pie or apple crumble are made using stewed apples as a base. And they don’t just have to be used in desserts either. You could try spooning them over your porridge for an extra portion of fruit to start your day, or serving them with roast pork as a posh apple sauce. Apples that have been stewed can be kept for a week in the fridge.

This recipe is simply made using apples, caster sugar and water, can be made in 30 minutes and serves four people.


  • 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.

Top tip for making Stewed apples

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

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