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Spiced Stewed Apples

Delicious easy healthy apple breakfast recipe

Spiced Stewed Apples

When it comes to cooking apples, usually we think of recipes like apple pie, apple crisp, or apple sauce.

Stewed apples are a food that most people never get around to making, which is sad, because they are missing out on one of the yummiest ways to eat apples.

Yield: 2 Servings

Total prep & cook time: 25 min

Nutrition Data, 222g: 217 calories, 5 calories from fat, 57g carbohydrate, 1g fat, 5mg sodium, 27g sugars, 6g dietary fiber, 2g protein, 14% DV Vitamin C, very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium, good source of Dietary Fiber. Estimated glycemic load: 23

Ingredients:

  • 2 sweet apples, like Golden Delicious or Gala
  • 4 dried pitted prunes
  • 2 dried Turkish calamara figs
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 inch piece cinnamon stick
  • 3 green cardamom pods
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Directions:

  1. Quarter apples and cut out the cores
  2. Add to a pot skin side down, with spices and dried fruit
  3. Add 1 cup water, bring to a boil, cover
  4. Cook on low for 15 - 20 minutes or until apples are tender
  5. Serve with skins on and add remaining liquid

Recipe Tips:

Stewed apples are especially delicious as an easy breakfast recipe, from fall through late spring, paired with oatmeal, oatmeal muffins, toast with nut-butter, anything - or nothing at all.

Eat This and Well Wisdom sound off on the health benefits of apples. If you want to tune up your digestion, slim down, avoid cancer, relieve asthma, prevent Alzheimer's, manage your diabetes or lower your cholesterol, apples are the fruit to eat - raw or cooked. Eat the skins too!

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Pears work equally well in this stewed fruit recipe, and we always add dried fruit, like prunes, figs or apricots, for extra sweetness and flavor. The combination is scrumptious, and of course, promotes regularity!

Cooking Tips: Use a sweet apple, like Golden Delicious or Gala, or a sweet crisp pear like Bosc or Anjou. Cloves are essential, but don't worry if you don't have or can't find cinnamon stick or cardamom pods.

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