Bev's Own Stewed Apples

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

When fall rolls around, I find I have a craving for my mom's stewed apples. She never followed a recipe, but would somehow always manage to whip up the most flavorful apples you ever tasted! In an effort to recreate my mom's stewed apples, I came up with this recipe. We would usually have this as a side dish with supper, replacing applesauce. However, it would also be delicious served as a dessert with vanilla ice cream or over gingerbread or pound cake with a little whipped cream. I hope you will enjoy it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 10" skillet (w/lid) melt butter over medium heat; turn off heat.
  2. Mix in sugar and brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and add 1/2 cup water, stirring to combine.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil and allow to boil until beginning to thicken.
  4. Reduce heat to medium; stir in apple slices, turning to coat.
  5. Cook over medium to medium high heat 4-5 minutes, stirring, allowing sauce to continue to thicken.
  6. Reduce heat to low, cover apples and cook until tender, stirring occasionally, another 5-10 minutes, adding more water if necessary, until apples are tender (cooking time will depend on the thickness of your apple slices).
  7. Sauce will thicken as it cools.


Most Helpful

While this recipe is very tasty, I felt like the spices overpowered the apple flavor. Next time I will try it with a quarter of the spices and add more if needed at the end. I did cut back on the sugars and added a tablespoon of lemon juice to the water ( I poured that mixture over the apples while I was chopping them). I agree that it was terrific warmed over ice cream -- apple pie a la mode without the crust!

Shoshana May 30, 2015

Thank you for this delicious recipe.

Carmen S. April 16, 2015

This was a wonderful recipe!!! I used it in grits, on biscuits, and ice cream. Also, in a many other dishes as well. I recommend you use this recipe. But, I did add a little vanilla flavoring.

mbola B. October 18, 2014

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