Stewed apples are the fall comfort food dreams are made of! Cinnamon and sugar goodness with warm soft apples will boost anyone’s mood!
While we were in Nashville last week I ordered Fried Apples at the Cracker Barrel and thought, Fried Apples is where it’s at! So, as soon as we got back into the kitchen, Josie and I toiled away at the stove (ok, we threw the ingredients into a pot) and made the most deliciously decadently yummy Stewed Apples you ever did try.
I keep sneaking into the fridge and stealing bites from the jar. They’re like apple pie filling but better. Perfect to serve as a side to pork chops, over ice cream, or just as a midnight snack. They also make a wonderful gift when put into a pretty mason jar! Try them on our easy pancake recipe, or simple French toast!
Stewed Apple Ingredients
- Apples, peeled/cored/quartered
- Brown sugar
- Optional: 1 – 2 teaspoons corn starch slurry to thicken sauce if using as a syrup
How do you make stewed apples?
★ First, in a large pot or skillet, heat butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla, over medium/low heat until ingredients are incorporated.
★ Then, add apples and toss gently until everything is coated in the sugar sauce.
★ Next, cover and continue cooking over medium/low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
★ Finally, remove from heat and serve or can.
Tips and tricks
You can pack the apples and sauce separately if you want to use the liquid as a pancake or breakfast syrup!
If you want to thicken the sauce, remove the apples and slowly stir in a corn starch slurry (1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon cold water), heating for an additional 3 – 5 minutes.
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Tools we love
- Santuko knife – My favorite knife for cutting vegetables! This knife is the perfect size and shape, handles great, and is super reasonably priced. Also, I just love that it’s fun and colorful!
- Le Creuset braising pan – It’s a beautiful pan that you’ll use day in and day out.
- End grain cutting board – This is my absolute favorite cutting board and the one that I get the most compliments on. And p.s. I have a lot of cutting boards. It really is absolutely stunning, and knows how to take a beating. We use it every single day!
How to Make Stewed Apples
- 3 pounds apples peeled/cored/quartered
- 1 stick butter use clarified butter if dairy free
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
- optional: 1 - 2 teaspoons corn starch to thicken sauce if using as a syrup
- In a large pot or skillet, heat butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla, over medium/low heat until ingredients are incorporated.
- Add apples and toss gently until everything is coated in the sugar sauce.
- Cover and continue cooking over medium/low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and serve or can. (Feel free to pack the apples and sauce separately if you want to use the liquid as a pancake or breakfast syrup. If you want to thicken, remove the apples and slowly stir in corn starch, heating for an additional 3 - 5 minutes. You'll want to serve the sauce warm as the butter may separate some in the refrigerator).
This Stewed Apples recipe was originally developed for Collective Bias and advertiser. Mama Loves Food was compensated for time and work. All opinions and recipes are mine alone.
We picked up our recipe ingredients on a quick trip to Walmart and while we were there also grabbed some American Home™ by Yankee Candle® brand tumblers and fresh flowers to assemble a pretty Fall inspired gift basket.
I found them right at the front of housewares and I chose Apple Cinnamon Cider, Pumpkin Apple Harvest, and Sweet & Salty Caramel fragrances because they remind me that even though it’s still 90 degrees in Florida, Fall is happening!