Indulge in sweet and savory flavor with Stewed Apples. They’re the perfect fall treat made with just 5 ingredients and ready in 15 minutes!
Ahhh, stewed apples. These cinnamon and brown sugar coated pieces of apples taste like the epitome of fall embodied in one recipe. They are just incredible, and extra so if you’re a lover of all things fall.
When you’re having a rough day, you’ve had a long work week, or you simply need a pick-me-up, it’s nothing that good old fashioned stewed apples can’t fix.
These particular stewed apples are made with only five ingredients, each of which supply a boatload of flavor and help to create sweet and savory (thanks, butter), juicy, decadent apples. I love to use this as a fruity dinner side, a dessert, or a topping for other meals!
“Delicious. Used Honey Crisp apples. Served w/dollop of lowfat Greek yogurt.” —Linda
Ingredients in this stewed apples recipe
You’ll need 5 ingredients total to make stewed apples. The recipe makes four servings, and the ingredients can be easily halved or doubled if you need more or less.
- Apples: First up, you need 4 ripe and ready apples. You can use any variety! This comes out to about 1.3 pounds of apples.
- Unsalted Butter: 2 tablespoons of butter is needed to add that delicious buttery taste, giving the apples a decadent mouthfeel and flavor.
- Brown Sugar: Next, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar adds a sweet taste that pairs so well with the apples and cinnamon. You can replace the brown sugar with maple syrup, molasses, or a sugar-free brown sugar alternative.
- Lemon Juice: 1 tablespoon of lemon juice provides a dash of tang and prevents the apples from browning.
- Cinnamon: Finally, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon completes the stewed apples!
How to make stewed apples
Creating stewed apples involves just one pan (love when that happens), and about 15 minutes of prep and cook time combined!
- Prep the apples: Cut the apples evenly into bite-sized pieces. You can keep or remove the peel — up to you! The peel is packed with gut-healthy fiber, so I prefer to leave it on.
- Cook the ingredients: Place the apples and all of the remaining ingredients in a large pot. Set it over medium heat and cover. Cook, stirring often, until the apples are fork tender. It should take about 5 to 7 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy: Serve the apples either warm or cold. You can enjoy them alone or on ice cream, yogurt, or oats!
What to pair with stewed apples
Stewed apples are perfect for eating as-is, but also work as a tasty topping on ice cream, yogurt, or oats! They’re also delicious with pancakes, waffles, and of course — french toast.
More Autumn recipes
The best thing about fall are all of the great recipes. Here are four more favorites that prove it!
- Fall Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette
- Pumpkin Granola
- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- Spiced Pumpkin Oatmeal
- 4 apples
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter can sub dairy-free, 28 g
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice 15 mL
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Chop: Cut apples evenly into bite-sized pieces, leaving or removing the peel (your preference!).
- Stew: Place apples and all remaining ingredients in a large pot. Set over medium heat and cover. Cook, stirring often, until apples are fork tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.
- Serve: Serve warm or cold by themselves, on ice cream, yogurt, or oats!
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