Stewed Apple

Do you make stewed apple?

Today I stewed up the apples that we picked from the tree on the side of the road. I have four lbs of apples cooking away now. My husband only picked the best apples, and the blemishes you see came off very easily with a swipe of the apple peeler.



I find a short bladed knife best for this type of work. I am putting the sugar in last. I think the theory is that sugar make the fruit keep its shape. I want my apples to squish up, so I add it last stir it in and turn off the heat.

On the internet a couple of years ago I learnt that 3lb of fruit needs about 1/2 cup sugar. I learnt that from a homecook. My Mum taught me to cut apples when I was little or a girl sometime. I learnt you only cover the base of the pan with water. I have the lid on to let that water help steam the fruit. You may be able to see the water in the pot. I think maybe I could have had a touch more.



Apple Crumble

1 cup Self Raising Flour
3/4 cup coconut dessicated
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter

Rub butter into dry ingredients. Put onto top of stewed apple and bake.

This recipe is before metric.


It was interesting that we were happily picking apples last weekend. A few hours later there was a very heavy downpour. Dirt got over the road, so much so that the picture someone took of it was printed in the paper.

Comments

scrappy quilter said…
We love stewed apples.
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