Stewed Apples

Stewed Apples are 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!

Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 121kcal
Author April Woods


  • 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).
  • ENJOY!


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Calories: 121kcal