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Bowl of stewed apples with a golden spoon

Stewed apples recipe - two ways

Naturopath Lauren Glucina
Quick, delicious, gut-healing stewed apples - whole or as applesauce.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Ayurvedic, Plant-based
Servings 6
Calories 94.2 kcal


  • Saucepan with steamer attachment and lid
  • Stick blender (if making applesauce)


  • 10 Granny Smith apples
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon slippery elm powder per serve optional, please see notes re safety

Serving suggestions

  • coconut yoghurt
  • cinnamon powder
  • drizzle of pure maple syrup
  • blueberries
  • slivered almonds


  • Peel the apples, core and slice into thick chunks.
  • Bring water to a boil in a saucepan, add apples to the steamer attachment, cover, cook for 5-10 minutes until softened.
  • Remove from heat and serve as is, or, to make applesauce, use a stick blender to make a puree.
  • If you'd like to add slippery elm powder for further gut-soothing effects, stir in ½ - 1 teaspoon to individual portions.
  • Top with yoghurt, cinnamon, fruits and nuts as desired.


  • If apples aren't tolerated, you can sub for pears
  • If you can't find Granny Smith apples, Bramley will sub nicely
  • Leave a little of the peel on the fruit for extra polyphenol content
  • Choose organic apples as their polyphenol and antioxidant capacity is greater than conventional
  • If using slippery elm powder, take at least two hours away from prescribed medications - it theoretically may impair their absorption. If in doubt, please consult with your healthcare provider first
  • Freeze in an airtight container, will last for several months
  • Recipe serves 4-6, 4 if enjoying for breakfast, 6 if enjoying a little as a treat after dinner
  • Nutrition facts are an estimate only, based on one of six serves for plain stewed apples. It does not include the optional toppings (yoghurt/berries/nuts). 


Calories: 94.2kcalCarbohydrates: 20.9gProtein: 0.8gFat: 0.7gSaturated Fat: 0.23gFiber: 5.7gSugar: 20.2g
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