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Stewed Apples


stewedapplesIf you’re looking for comfort food on the road, this is it.

Apples stewed with a bit of sugar and cinnamon and then served up over cookies. Yum! It’s so easy yet so good at the end of a long day and all your cycling companions will be very impressed.

  • 4 apples (peeled and cored)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4-1/2 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you like it) or
  • 2 large dollops of honey
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 package of cookies (gingersnaps or shortbread are our picks)

Slice the apples into a pot. Don’t make the slices too thin or the apples will turn to mush. About 8 slices for each apple is good.

Pour the water over the apples and put the pot on the stove. As the water is heating up, throw the sugar and cinnamon into the pot.

Let the whole mixture cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. The sugar should help form a kind of syrup and the apples should soften but not be mushy.

Meanwhile, crush the biscuits and put a layer of biscuits onto the base of each serving dish. Your ‘serving dish’ on the road could be your coffee mug or dinner plate.

Spoon the apples and syrup onto the biscuits and sprinkle more cinnamon on top, if desired. Tuck in and enjoy!

For bonus points (and calories), if you have a small carton of long-life cream in your bags you can drizzle some of that on top.

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