Monday, 1 July 2013

How versatile is the humble apple.  I often buy them when they're on special and make up a batch of stewed apples. Nutritious, delicious, inexpensive and oh so many different uses!

Stewed Apples

1kg apples (any you like!)
1/3 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp corn flour

Makes approx 900g of apple mix

This recipe is more art than science folks. Adjust any or all ingredients to your taste. It all works equally well.

Peel and chop apples. 

I like to finely dice them but you can chop them any way you like.

Add all ingredients except corn flour together in a saucepan.

Cover and simmer until apples are tender. This will take approximately 20 minutes.

Don't forget to stir regularly!

If desired, add the corn flour dissolved in water to the mix to thicken the syrup.

Voila! A delicious batch of stewed apples ready to use.

But what to do with it?

First Mate loves it with Golden Syrup on oats for breakfast.

Hoeing in. 

Note the piece of string sitting on the breakfast table. He carried that around with him all day.

With pikelets and cream for afternoon tea perhaps? 

Did someone say apple crumble cheesecake slice?

Oh, I think so!

Other uses-
  • Apple crumble
  • Apple and cinnamon muffins
  • Omit the cinnamon from the recipe then blitz the final result up for apple sauce perfect for roast pork
  • Omit the cinnamon and sugar from the recipe then blitz up for completely natural baby food
  • Substitute apples for pears- they work just as well
I'd love to hear your suggestions!

And to sign off with a bit of gratuitous fun, here's one of my favourite clips from one of my favourite movies, Good Will Hunting.

How do you like them apples?

The Captain.



  1. Drooling re the cheesecake apple crumble.
    Xx Don't throw the string out.

  2. I'll have to make some for the chalkface one day Flora.

    And I daren't throw out the string, it wouldn't be worth the First Mates ensuing tantrum!


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