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!
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 7 cups cooking apples (thinly sliced, approximately 6, I like Granny Smith)
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄2 cup water
- In a 10" skillet (w/lid) melt butter over medium heat; turn off heat.
- Mix in sugar and brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and add 1/2 cup water, stirring to combine.
- Bring mixture to a boil and allow to boil until beginning to thicken.
- Reduce heat to medium; stir in apple slices, turning to coat.
- Cook over medium to medium high heat 4-5 minutes, stirring, allowing sauce to continue to thicken.
- 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).
- Sauce will thicken as it cools.
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!
Thank you for this delicious recipe.
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.