Spiced Stewed Apples

Oct 13, 2022 | Breakfast, Fall + Winter, RECIPES

Stewed Apples, Vata Pacifying

Remember when the school cafeteria served stewed apples in a gooey thick syrup (likely high fructose corn syrup and from a can)? Well this simple stewed apple recipe below is way better and better for you.

Sliced apples simmered in a little water with spices like cinnamon, ginger and cloves with no sugar added is warm, fiber rich and perfect to eat during vata season (fall). Stewed apples are also great to eat anytime for those experiencing vata-aggravated symptoms like constipation, alternating constipation/diarrhea, dry skin, bloating or feeling ungrounded. 

You can switch out the spices listed below for others such as cardamom, star anise or fennel seed. And, you can include (or not), pears or even prunes. Enjoy stewed apples for breakfast or as a snack. 

Spiced Stewed Apples


Prep Time: 10 min :: Makes: 1 Serving


  • 1 large apple (any kind works)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 1 clove
  • 1-2 slices of fresh ginger root

Core and slice apple. Add to small pot with water, cinnamon, clove and ginger. Cook on medium-high heat until the water starts to bubble, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until apple slices are soft. Before serving, discard the whole spices. Serve warm in a bowl or even over oatmeal.

VPK=, especially good for pacifying vata dosha

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