When we stayed with my cousin in France my son fell in love with stewed apples made with apples from my cousin’s tree. He isn’t the world’s best eater and so it was wonderful to see him wolfing down bowlfuls of what is a pretty healthy pudding.
Stewed apples is such simple dish, but can we used for so many things. I made a huge batch with our apples from the garden and froze it. You can use it in apple pie or crumble, it’s a great one to feed kids. It’s wonderful plain and simple, warmed up, but also lovely with a dollop of yogurt, a sprinkle of cinnamon and some raisins for breakfast.
Peel and chop the apples into a pan that has a lid. Add 2 big teaspoons of sugar and 2 tablespoons of water.
You can also add cloves or cinnamon, but cinnamon works well when you eat it,
Put the lid on the pan and cook at medium heat, until the fruit has softened. You could try it and check it is sweet enough at this point, but blow on it like mad before you taste, it will be very hot. Add more sugar if it needs it.
Then remove the lid and let it reduce down until it is nice and thick.