It’s autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and that means it is apple season! These sugar-free stewed apples satisfy the craving for a sweet apple dessert with no guilt. Sweetened with stevia, combined with some delicious raisins, they’re the perfect guilt-free dessert!
With the arrival of fall, apples are now everywhere here in Vancouver. It’s tempting to bake a sugary, fatty pie or cake mid-week when it’s cold. The glorious scent of apples and cinnamon makes for a heady combination that’s hard to resist. However, I try to eat very little sugar throughout the week, I’m allowed to eat sugar only on my cheat day, which is Saturday. So, to satisfy my craving for an apple dessert, I decided to make these stewed apples. I served them with unsweetened yogurt, and it was amazing! I’ve been making them almost every day since and they satisfy that itch for an apple dessert.
I sweetened these apples with stevia. I also added some raisins for extra sweetness. They literally take less than 10 minutes to prepare. If you like, you can sprinkle a little granola on top of the yogurt to turn it into a lighter apple crisp, but that’s entirely optional. You can also serve these apples over steamed couscous for a North African breakfast.
- Two medium apples; I used some slightly sour green apples; you can use any variety you like.
- Half a cup of dark raisins or any other dried fruit of your choice.
- One cup of plain unsweetened or Greek yogurt to serve
- Three tablespoons stevia sweetener
- Two tablespoons lemon juice
- One teaspoon powdered cinnamon.
- Half a cup of granola or couscous (optional)
- Chop up your apples into large-ish bite-sized chunks. You can peel them, but I made this recipe without peeling the apples.
- Place them in a medium saucepan with the lemon juice, cinnamon, stevia, and raisins.
- Cook over medium-high heat for approximately 10 minutes, or until the apples have started to soften but have not become mushy. They should still maintain their shape.
- Serve hot in a bowl topped with yogurt and granola if using, or on top of cooked couscous. Enjoy!
What’s your favourite apple dessert? If you try making this recipe, let me know how it turns out in the comments. Would love to know!
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