Delicious Stewed Apple With a Twist

About: Inventor and Emergency Doctor.

We have a lovely cooking apple tree in the garden which usually graces us with bagfuls of cooking apples every year. This year we only got 7 so I thought I would do something different with them. I often use cinnamon, nutmeg or cloves in stewed apple and decided to try garam masala instead for a more rounded, warm and rich flavour. Here is my stewed apple recipe; I served it on it's own but it goes well with vanilla ice-cream or yoghurt.

I used 3 large and 4 small apples which made 7 large servings. 100g sugar made it slightly tart. If you like it quite sweet you could try adding an extra couple of spoonfuls and tasting it before adding more. Remember; once you put it, you can't take it out!

Preparation time - 10 minutes

Cooking time - 25 minutes

Serves 6-8

Supplies:

6-8 medium apples

1/2 tsp garam masala

1/2 tsp butter

100g sugar

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Step 1: Peel and Chop the Apples

Put half an inch of water in a medium pan with a fitted lid and put it on to boil. Peel the apples, core them and chop into pieces.

Step 2: Add Ingredients

When the water is boiling add the apple, butter, 3/4 of the garam masala and 100g of sugar and bring to a simmer.

Step 3: Simmer Until Cooked

Cook on a low-to-medium heat, stirring occasionally to separate the cooked apple and check it isn't burning. When there are no pale lumps of apple left it is cooked. Takes 20-25 mins.

Step 4: Serve!

Spoon into your favourite bowls and sprinkle a small amount of garam masala over the surface. Serve on it's own, with vanilla ice cream or yoghurt. Becca and the kids loved it.

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