Simply Poached Apple


Prep time: 5 mins

Prep notes: Rinse, Peel and Quarter the apples before you start

Cooking time: 5 – 15 minutes

This is a very simple recipe for a sweet treat, and a great way to use some of those autumn apples if you have an apple tree!


  • 2 Large / 4 Small Apples
  • 2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 Tsp Brown Sugar / Maple syrup / Honey
  • 1/2 Glass (120ml) Cranberry Juice
  • 1 Litre of Boiling Water


Boil the water in the kettle and add to a medium sized saucepan

Add the Sugar and stir until dissolved in the water

Add the Cranberry Juice

Peel and quarter the apples and add to the water

Reduce the heat to a low boil

Boil the apples for 5 minutes

Poaching Apples

Add the cinnamon

Boil for another 5 minutes or until the apple pieces begin to get tender

Watch the apples after the first few minutes, depending on size and freshness, they can go soft very quickly – over cooked apple is not the best! You want it to be softened but still have some firmness (if the apple quarters start to break up you have cooked it a little too long – don’t worry, you can still eat it and you will make it better the next time!

To Serve simply remove the Apple from the water using a slotted spoon and divide between heated bowls. You can pour over a dash of the cooking water and serve on its own, or serve with a spoon of your favourite vanilla ice cream.