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Stewed Apples

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Last Updated on January 20, 2024 by Allison Lancaster

Do you love the taste of cinnamon apples? Making delicious stewed apples doesn’t have to be difficult. This easy slow cooker recipe will let you enjoy that delicious flavor without all the work!

Just toss a few simple ingredients into your crockpot, and in a few hours you’ll have tender, juicy apples that are perfect for topping oatmeal, pancakes, or just eating plain.

One of my favorite parts of Fall (other than everything pumpkin spice) is the delicious flavor of apple. Set me up with apple crumble, apple cider, anything with lots of apple in it and I’m a happy girl!

I don’t just love eating apples, I LOVE apples and the delicious aroma cinnamon sprinkled apples give off. Filling my home with warming spices each fall is like heaven in my opinion.

I love making cinnamon apples because they are so easy. And the best part?

It will make your house smell AH-MAZING. Win, win if you ask me! If you are looking for an easy Fall dessert, or even just a way to use up a big batch of apples before they go bad, this is the simple recipe for you!

What is a stewed apple?

Stewed apples are simply apples that have been cooked in a liquid until they are soft.

This recipe uses water and cinnamon to cook the apples, resulting in a deliciously fragrant and sweet treat.

What kind of apples should I use for this recipe?

For this Crockpot Stewed Cinnamon Apple recipe, you’ll want to use a firmer apple that can stand up to cooking without turning to mush.

apples hanging on tree with sky in background

I like to use Honey crisp apples because they are less tart and have a firm texture. Other good choices include Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Pink Lady, Braeburn, or Fuji apples.

Almost any variety of apples will work well with this recipe.

Do I need to peel the apples for this recipe?

No, you don’t need to peel the apples for this recipe. The skin will soften as the apples cook, and it’s packed with nutrients!

person dicing apples with apples on pan on countertop

If you prefer, you can quickly peel apples before adding them to the slow cooker.

Apples are good for you!

Apples are not only delicious, they’re also good for you.

They’re a good source of soluble fiber and contain vitamins C and A. Your digestive tract will thank you for eating apples, too.

How to Make Easy Stewed Apples

This is my ‘go to’ side dish for fall. With so many ways to serve them, you’ll find yourself using stewed cinnamon apples in your meal plan often too!

They’re one of the easiest recipes and give you a great excuse to hit up the farmers market this weekend.

If you want a more tart stewed apple, you can adjust the recipe accordingly by using more tart apples (think Granny Smith apples) or adding a bit more lemon juice.


  • Apples
  • Sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Apple juice
  • Butter
  • Lemon juice

How to Serve Stewed Cinnamon Apples

There are a variety of ways to enjoy this easy crockpot recipe!

Here are a few of our favorite ways to enjoy them:

  • Serve as a side dish alongside pork chops or roasted chicken.
  • Add a scoop to the top of oatmeal or yogurt.
  • Enjoy as is for a (somewhat) healthy snack.
  • Top your morning pancakes with a spoonful.

What can I do with leftover stewed cinnamon apples?

If you have any leftovers, they will keep in the fridge for up to a week. You can reheat them on the stovetop or in the microwave.

These delicious apples are always on my Thanksgiving menu—they are easy to ‘set and forget’ while you are cooking all of the other items on your menu!

Stewed Cinnamon Apples

Do you love the taste of cinnamon apples? Making delicious stewed apples doesn't have to be difficult. This easy slow cooker recipe will let you enjoy that delicious flavor without all the work!

Course Side Dish
Keyword cinnamon apples, stewed apples
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 4


  • 6 Diced Apples
  • 2 Cups Apple Juice
  • 1/4 Cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 4 Tbsp. Cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp. Butter


  1. Wash and dice your apples
  2. Melt butter over medium heat in a sauce pan
  3. Add apples and apple juice to melted butter
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  4. Cook on high heat for 10-15 minutes
  5. Reduce heat to medium
  6. Add lemon juice, cinnamon and sugar
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  7. Cover and simmer for 1-2 hours, slowly stirring
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