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What are Stewed Apples?
A healthy apple dish that simmers on the stovetop while making your house smell heavenly…yes! That is exactly what this recipe does. Maple cinnamon stewed apples are easy to make, contain no processed sugar and are both good for you and taste delicious.
Stewed apples are apples that are simmered in a large pot on the stovetop. This is different than a skillet or sautéed apples which are made in a heavy skillet on the stovetop and different then baked apples which are baked in the oven.
Stewed apples are often paired with a small amount of juice or water so your apple slices don’t initially burn while releasing their natural juices. You can keep your stewed apples unsweetened or add sweetener and spices. You could also add nuts or raisins.
We added natural sweetener to our apple recipe and some cinnamon because it pairs so perfect with sweet apples!
How Do You Make Maple Cinnamon Stewed Apples?
These are so easy to make! You don’t even need to peel your apples. But if you dislike skin on your apples, then I suggest using this peeler *if you are an adult* It is my favorite peeler as it does not have the safety catch on it, which does really slow down the peeling process!
After your apples are peeled, place them in a large stockpot with apple cider or juice, cinnamon and maple syrup. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 30-40 minutes until your apples are soft. This apple recipe is so easy and makes your house smell so wonderful. It actually drew my son out of his downstairs bedroom and into the kitchen to check out what smelled so good.
What Variety of Apples Should I Use?
That is a great thing about stewed apples, you can usually use whatever variety of apples you have on hand! I used gala and jonagold varieties. Golden delicious or fuji would also be great varieties. The Kitchn has a great list of all the types of apples that are best for baking, stewing or making into applesauce.
Try These Other Great Apple Recipes on the Blog!
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- Crockpot Apple Cinnamon Buckwheat Porridge
- Apple Sunbutter Oat Slices
- Massage Kale Salad with Apples and Pumpkin Tahini
If you make these maple cinnamon stewed apples we would love to know! Tag @badtothebowl on social media.
Maple Cinnamon Stewed ApplesCourse: Snacks, BreakfastDifficulty: Easy
Sliced apples that are stewed with cider, maple and cinnamon both healthy for you and taste delicious!
1 dozen apples, cored*
1/2 cup no sugar added apple cider
2 Tblsp maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
- Slice and core apples.
- Place in large 5 quart stockpot.
- Add apple cider, maple syrup and ground cinnamon.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer while stirring occasionally for 30 – 35 minutes.
- *I used gala and jonagold apples. You could peel your apples if you dislike the peels.