i went apple picking this past weekend, and got a multitude of varieties. so i made a few things…apple crisp, apple pie, and stewed apples. i’ve never made stewed apples before, but i’ve had them a billion times at cracker barrel…how hard could it be? i’m not sure how i came up with this recipe, i kind of just made it up as i went along. hope you enjoy it as much as i did.
6 apples, different varieties, peeled, cored, and cut into slices
1/4 c sugar
2 tbs brown sugar
1 tbs cinnamon
1 tbs honey
1 tbs butter
add all of the ingredients except the butter to a pot and heat over medium high heat. cover and let the mixture come to a boil. then uncovered, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until tender…15 minutes. turn off the heat and melt butter into the mixture. serve hot, cold, or room temperature.
- these stewed apples pair perfectly with pork. the pork tenderloin i ate with them was marinated in lemon juice, oil, garlic, thyme, parsley, and dijon.
- if you don’t have brown sugar just add more white sugar and add more honey (or if you have it: molasses). brown sugar is just white sugar with molasses.
- stewed apples taste just like apple pie filling. so you could also serve them over ice cream, waffles, or in some oatmeal.