Here is one tasty treat from my mother’s kitchen for dessert lovers of all ages. I have made this hundreds of times for family and friends with rave reviews using one of the most unique honey-tart flavored apples in the United States: the delicious Jona Gold apple of New York State!
Stewed Apple with Cardamom
2 pounds Jona Gold apples
6 cups cold water
6 green cardamoms
½ teaspoon black peppercorns
1 cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
½ cup brown sugar (optional)
Remove the skin from the apples and cut into ½-inch pieces.
In a large pot, add the water, apples, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, bay leaf, and brown sugar. Cover and boil over medium heat for 6-8 minutes until tender.
Cool and transfer to serving dish. Serve in small dessert bowls topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Check out my cookbooks Feast of India: A Legacy of Recipes and Fables (1991, 2015) and India’s Unsurpassed Cuisine: The Art of Indian Curry Cooking (Editor’s Choice, 2016) at www.feastofindia.net.