With all the delicious winter apples we’ve been receiving in our CSA box, I wanted to do something with them that was easy and warming. It’s hard to eat cold fruit when you feel cold yourself and stewed apples are a great way to use up apples.
My simple recipe uses ingredients you probably already have. I did a similar treatment to rhubarb last summer and you can see that recipe here.
Brown Sugar Stewed Apples
Makes 2 to 4 servings
1/2 cup soft brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Optional: 1 shot limoncello
- Peel apples and cut into quarters. Slice off centre, pips and discard. Cut the remaining quarters into 5 or 6 pieces each.
- Add apple and the other ingredients to a small saucepan on medium heat. Cook for 10 minutes stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. Be careful not to burn the sugar, so if the sauce becomes thick and sticky, it is done.
- Serve on porridge, cake or ice cream. Refrigerate what you don’t use.
Note: Under no circumstances should you try to taste the hot mixture. It is molten lava. You have been warned.
To deglaze the saucepan, add 1 cup of milk and bring to simmer. Stir with a wooden spoon until your pan is clean. Drink your delicious brown sugar and apple flavoured milk or give it to someone who will appreciate it.