Bev's Own Stewed Apples

"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!"
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  • 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.

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  1. Shoshana
    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!
  2. Anonymous
    I made this with honey crisp apples and was delicious. I did let my apples sit in lemon water as I was peeling and then drained. Thanks for a great recipe
  3. Deb K.
    Simple to do and quick!
  4. Kema W.
    It's really sweet. I changed it up a bit to make it more palatable.


  1. Deb K.
    I tweaked this a little... was running low on brown sugar, so added a tablespoon each of orange marmalade and golden syrup while stewing the apples.
  2. Kema W.
    I cut the white sugar and only used brown sugar, i started with 1/4 cup and only added more if needed. The original recipe is way too sweet and needs some acid. I squeezed half a lemon for the acid and added some cranberries, it was delicious


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