Inspired by the traditional winter, Thanksgiving and Christmas drink, these Instant Pot stewed apples in mulled spiced wine are super delicious and can be served as a dessert with ice cream or with granola and yogurt for breakfast. You can also serve them on top of pancakes or incorporate them into a pie or another dessert.
5 cups thick-sliced apples (10 small, 5 medium, or 4 large apples)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
5 orange peels
Juice of 1/2 orange
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup brown sugar (or 1/3 cup low-sugar alternative)
1 cup good quality red wine
1 tablespoon butter or dairy-free alternative
1 tablespoon plain flour
- Turn the Instant Pot on. Add all ingredients to the pot and stir. Pop the lid on top and lock, making sure the top valve os positioned to Sealing. Press Manual/Pressure Cook and set to HIGH pressure for 5 minutes. The Instant Pot will take 5-10 minutes to come pressure and the timer will begin. Once the timer ends, use a quick release to let off the pressure. DO NOT leave on natural pressure release or the apples will overcook and get too soft.
- Open the lid and stir in the butter. Dissolve a tablespoon of flour in 2 tablespoons of water until smooth and stir into the apples to thicken the liquid.
- Allow cooling slightly before serving with yoghurt and granola or some vanilla ice-cream.
How long will the stewed apples last? About 5 days. Serve warm or leave to cool and store, covered in the fridge, for up to 5 days. You can reheat them before serving or have a sweet snack cold. They are great on pancakes as well.
Low-sugar version: You can reduce the brown sugar to 1/3 or 1/4 cup for a more tart version or use coconut sugar instead. Sugar-free alternative like Surkin Gold is similar to brown sugar but comes at zero carbs/sugar count and can also be used in this recipe.
- Serving Size: 2/3 cup
- Calories: 157
- Sugar: 26.9 g
- Sodium: 8 mg
- Fat: 1.8 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.9 g
- Carbohydrates: 33.9 g
- Fiber: 3.9 g
- Protein: 0.8 g
- Cholesterol: 3.8 mg
Keywords: Fruit, Apples, Breakfast, Stewing