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Stewed apples in a glass container next to a whole apple

Stewed Apples Recipe

Stewed Apples are a perfect recipe for any time of year, but are especially perfect for Fall! You'll love the warm flavors of this easy apple recipe.
Course Breakfast or Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Stewed Apple Recipe, Stewed Apples, Stewed Apples Recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 2 (approx)
Calories 92kcal


  • vegetable peeler
  • Saucepan


  • 1 apple
  • ½ tablespoon butter
  • cup apple juice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon


  • Peel your apple and cut it into quarters.
    peeling an apple for stewed apples
  • Remove the core, then cut the apple quarters into slices or dice them, according to your preference.
    Slices of apples on a wooden cutting board next to a peeler and knife
  • Melt butter in a pan over medium heat, then add the apples. Cook for a couple of minutes. Then, add in the apple juice, cinnamon, and lemon juice.
    Sprinkling apples with cinnamon to make stewed apples
  • Simmer for a few more minutes until the apples are tender and the liquid is syrupy. Serve, and enjoy!
    Stewed apple parfait in a glass



  • Slices are best for dishes like parfait, apple crisp, and sauces, while diced apples work perfectly for muffins.
  • Cut your apples into equally sized slices or dice. The apples will cook more evenly if they are relatively close to the same size.
  • You can easily double or triple this recipe, but it will take longer for the syrup to reduce if you do.
  • Try adding more spices to the mixture and see what you like best! Any spice you enjoy in an apple dessert like our Ina Garten Apple Crisp will be perfect for stewing apples.
  • If your liquid reduces too much before the apples can soften enough, add a bit more apple juice or water to the pan.
  • You can use either water or apple juice, but apple juice combined with cinnamon is a perfect choice!


Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg