This isn't gonna take me very long to write and it will take you even less time to read and make. When I was looking for a stewed apple recipe to use up my leftover orchard apples from my mum and dad, I assumed it was going to take HOURS to stew them and then I would add them as a filling in between two cakes with some caramel and have a lovely decadent autumn apple cake.
Well…it didn't quite go that way as the cake wasn’t as big as I had planned but I ended up using the stewed apple as a topping with some honey on my porridge every morning, it lasted ages and gave a bit of a tangy bite to an otherwise sweet and gloopy breakfast.
Makes roughly 5 servings for topping porridge
500g Apples, chopped/diced
50g Caster Sugar
1 tbsp Water
Once your apples are peeled, cored, and diced, put them in a saucepan on a medium-high heat with the caster sugar and water (I know the water doesn't sound like a lot, but trust me, you won’t need to add any extra).
Give the apple mixture a stir, making sure it won’t stick or burn then cover with a lid for between 3-4 minutes.
Stir again, then cover for another 3 minutes until you can feel the apples are very soft and squidgy and the sugar has melted. When they do, turn off the heat and transfer to an airtight container if not eating right away. You shouldn’t leave them any longer than 5 days in the fridge, mine were left for between 5-6 as I was using a little bit each day to put on top of my porridge but it still tasted great and didn't lose it texture.
Isn’t this the easiest thing in the world to make?! Not only is it easy, but it also tastes so good! As I said, I put a spoonful on top of porridge in the mornings with a tablespoon of honey, it really wakes you up to have that lovely mix of warm porridge and sweet, tangy apple.
This for me is a real autumn/winter warmer and I'm actually pretty sad I’ve run out of it. You don’t just have to use it for breakfast, it’ll be good as part of a main meal to add a different texture/flavour but I want to use it as a filling in-between a sponge with a good helping of caramel!
I hope you can take 5 minutes out of your day to make this simple addition that can really change the flavour of your meal!