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Brown Sugar Stewed Apples

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

2 apples
1/2 cup soft brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Optional: 1 shot limoncello 


  1. Peel apples and cut into quarters. Slice off centre, pips and discard. Cut the remaining quarters into 5 or 6 pieces each.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Cook’s treat

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.

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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.


  1. Impybat says

    YUM! As soon as the apples where we live aren’t terrible (in the fall) I’m trying this. Mr Impybat doesn’t discriminate against apples but I sure do.

    • Hi Limitlessons, I just had them in a bowl of porridge (oatmeal). I never liked porridge until this winter so I’m frantically catching up on a lifetime of porridge. I even have a sachet of instant porridge in my handbag today.

      • It looks really good. It’s too hot for oatmeal in California right now but over the fall I have it every morning with dried fruit. Perhaps I’ll try it with brown sugar stewed apples.

        • You could try these apples with vanilla ice cream for a simple dessert. You could even add a vanilla bean to the stew. Mmmm…I think that would be goooood.

  2. What a lovely warming recipe. Thanks for the warning. Did Tofu enjoy the cores? You have to be careful that he doesn’t eat the seeds, I heard it was bad for bunnies.

  3. Apples don’t last long at our place. If Flatpac doesn’t get her 1/4 apple with her dinner, she gives me this look like, so where’s my dessert? I always take them to eat in traffic in the mornings 🙂 I love the smell that stewed apples have. It fills the house and smells deliciously warm!

    • We ate a lot of apples this week. I used the last apple last night but only because The Koala had been strictly warned that I was saving that apple for our deviled sausages. Otherwise I’m sure it would have been eaten earlier in the week.

  4. You’re an intellectual, an academic and now, with a little guidance from these simple recipes, you can be your own chef!

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