sundays are for stewing

This is my kitchen on a sunday afternoon where i'm feeling relaxed. I've been trying to find something to have with my morning porridge that doesn't involve spoonfuls of sugar and I've decided on stewed apples. They're stewed in my wonderful Crockpot with no added sugar but with a lot of cinnamon, and they came out so sweet, I was eating the wonderful mushiness by the spoonful. It tastes just like apple pie filling so, you know, eat it whenever. Stir it into your porridge, use it in a pie, feed it to your baby. (ps. happy mothers day to all the mamas who celebrate it today, including one of my favourites, my honorary sister Marie).

You can also eat this without the guilt that would accompany eating apple pie filling straight from the can, because you're basically just eating an apple. Who feels guilty about eating apples? I made it in my slow cooker, I'm sure you can make this in a decent saucepan too, but I don't know how. Answers in the comments please!

To make about 3 cups of this lovely stuff you'll need

about 8-9 medium sized eating apples, I used granny smiths
1/2 cup apple juice
1 heaped tsp cinnamon
the juice of half a lemon

Peel, core and chop your apples into 1 inch-ish sized cubes. I did this while watching tv, it's pretty boring standing there peeling apples.

 Once they're chopped, stick them into your slow cookers dish.
Add the juice of half a lemon.
Then 1/2 a cup of apple juice.
Then finally, sprinkle on the cinnamon, stir around and mix it all up, then put the lid on and set the cooker to high for about 2, to 2 1/2 hours. It depends how smooth you like it.
After 2 hours, take off the lid and stir it with a wooden spoon, if the textures right for you, turn it off. If it's not, leave it going! Pretty simple. Note that your house smells bloody amazing right now too.
Eat some, save it in the fridge, whatever you want. It'll keep for about a week if you take care of it.
Make it, it's good for you and it tastes good. I made you a playlist to listen to next Sunday while you're stewing, I hope you like it. Download here

12 comments:

Roia said...

This is downright inspiring, the photos, the thought of apples and cinnamon. Thank you for this lovely Sunday snuggliness!

eileen said...

Ooh, lovely. I'll get this going next Sunday before gardening so it can stew away while we're planting and weeding.

vegan.in.brighton said...

Mmmm I love stewed apples.

Robin said...

Wow, love the playlist addition (haven't listened yet, but just love the idea in principle!) I adore the tone of your posts, and gorgeous pics as always! Happy Sunday : ]

Marisa said...

You're forcing me to make this for my rosemary cake, aren't you? How did you know I picked up a giant bag of apples at the market today?

Cesar said...

YUM. I like your dish. Would nipper also be acceptable instead of baby? #learningthelingo

Naomi Rose said...

Thank YOU Roia!

Eileen, I'm eating it again right now. Got a bad feeling I'm going to need to buy more apples and just live off this from now on.

me too vegan in brighton!

Thanks Robin, I hope you do download and enjoy it!

hahaha, marisa, apples and rosemary, lemon and rosemary, chocolate and rosemary, anything goes!

Cesar, nipper is definitely acceptable. Toodle pip.

Netty said...

Funny you should post this, I did some stewing of apples yesterday! This is what I did with them:
http://ohsheglows.com/2011/01/19/oil-free-apple-pie-muffin-tops/

Super tasty, and for a cakey thing surprisingly light and not too naughty :)

Rhianne said...

I love anything with cooked apple, this sounds delicious!

Siobhan said...

delciious! Last time I made stewed apple I ate the whole jar with a spoon before it ever made it to porridge or a cake. mmmm...

Grandma said...

I fancy the stuffed cabbage
Love Grandma

ibakewithout.com said...

oooh yummy, bet that was one gorgeous smelling house whilst that was cooking!

Might just try this soon!