Simple boiled apples are definitely the easiest side dish for any meal, including school lunches. My kids love taking a little cup of simple boiled apples with them in their lunch box.
Simple dishes like these boiled apples are my favorite. Not the ones with several different ingredients, but ones that have 1 main ingredient and a few other ingredients just to enhance the flavor of the shining star. Today’s recipe is all about the apple. Apples are definitely a fall favorite. They are very cheap this time of year, around $.60/lb, and are very versatile.
What started the craze for boiled apples in our home was when my oldest started having a lot of tummy issues. Our chiropractor told me to not feed her any raw fruits and veggies, but to boil or bake them. That’s when the light bulb turned on for me, and I started boiling apples for her lunches. Now, she takes these with her to school almost daily in her lunch box, and loves them. She says they taste like apple pie, so now my husband likes to take a container to work with him too.
Boiled apples have now become a family favorite and are requested often by my family for all kinds of meals. This simple recipe is perfect over oatmeal, for lunch with a sandwich, as a side dish for dinner, and on top of ice cream.
The recipe below shows you how to make a big batch, but you don’t have to. Sometimes if I’m in a hurry, I’ll just boil 1 or 2 apples. You can adjust the other ingredients how you prefer, and it’s so easy to do.
Craving More Apple Recipes:
These recipes are perfect for this time of year. We especially love the apple cinnamon muffins.
- Vegan Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins
- Apple Pie Pancake Syrup
- Instant Pot Veggie Applesauce
- Instant Pot Applesauce
- 10 apples any variety, we like gala or fugi
- 3 cups water
- 3 Tbsp. honey any sweetener will do
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- Leaving the skins on, chop the apples into about 1 inch pieces. Put into a pot and add the water.
- Boil the apples for 10 minutes, or until soft.
- Drain the water from the apples and add the remaining ingredients to the apples.
- Stir well to combine.
- Refrigerate apples for up to 5 days.