Soft, sweet apples in a sticky, toffee-like sauce with creamy vanilla ice cream melting through - sound like heaven? Trust me, this warming dessert will leave you feeling content on even the coldest winter night. Smelling the cinnamon wafting through the house as Mum made a non-gluten-free apple tart earlier, I knew I had to make something equally delicious.
Apples to me are the epiphany of autumn, be it in a comforting apple crumble or a fancy upside down cake. I don't really like eating apples just on their own but I love cooking with them. So if you fancy something a bit naughty to eat which is a bit like a giant hug in a bowl, give these seriously simple stewed apples a go.
Seriously Simple Stewed Apples
(Serves two - or one very hungry person...)
- 2 apples
- 2 tbsp dark brown or demerara sugar
- Enough cold water to just cover the apples
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Peel and core the apples and chop into bite-sized chunks
- Add to a pan, pour over the water and add the sugar and the cinnamon
- Bring to the boil
- Simmer for approximately 5 minutes
- Turn up the temperature so the mixture is boiling - keep on a high heat until the moisture boils down into a syrup
- Pour into a bowl, add a dollop or ice cream or clotted cream, and enjoy...