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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.

Pure heaven in a bowl.
Pure heaven in a bowl.

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
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  1. Peel and core the apples and chop into bite-sized chunks
  2. Add to a pan, pour over the water and add the sugar and the cinnamon
  3. Bring to the boil
  4. Simmer for approximately 5 minutes
  5. Turn up the temperature so the mixture is boiling – keep on a high heat until the moisture boils down into a syrup
  6. Pour into a bowl, add a dollop or ice cream or clotted cream, and enjoy…



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About Sarah Howells

Hi, I'm Sarah! Diagnosed with coeliac disease 20 years ago, I'm on a mission to create the best gluten free recipes since sliced bread. No fruit salads or dry brownies here.

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