Molasses Stewed Apples

Molasses Stewed Apples

Molasses Stewed Apples

Serves 6-8
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Dietary Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert, Side Dish
Misc Serve Cold, Serve Hot


  • 6 cups peeled and sliced apples
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup molasses (I used original strength)
  • 1 teaspoon mace


1. Put sliced apples in pan and pour water and molasses over. Add Mace and stir well.
2. Simmer until you can stick a fork through the larges slice easily, but not so long that the apples are mushy.
3. Let cool in pan slightly, then transfer to glass dish and refrigerate. You may serve warm, but I prefer cold. Good over ice cream or with whipped cream.


Cooking time and amount of sweetener will depend on the apples you use, so times here are approximate. I used the very small organic red delicious apples I got at the Farmer's Market to approximate the apples the Civil War soldiers might find on trees along their route. However, a tarter, more solid apple might be a better choice generally.

Similarly, you have a wide choice on molasses. If you like the flavor of molasses, you can go straight for the Blackstrap (but I would increase the water and lessen the amount of molasses) or if you are not all that sure about the taste, go with a lighter molasses and water it down.

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