Stewed Apple or Pear


Basic difficulty | Good source of vitamin C
Serves 1–2


1 apple or pear, peeled, cored and sliced


  1. Place apple or pear in a small saucepan with a small amount of water.

  2. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simme until fruit is soft.

  3. Drain excess water, reserving one tablespoon of cooking liquid.

  4. Allow to cool and mash with reserved cooking liquid.

Some tasty fruit combinations

  • Pear and apricot
  • Apple and nectarine
  • Banana and paw paw*
  • Pear and kiwifruit
  • Apple and apricot
  • Banana and mango*
  • Apple and strawberry
  • Apple and peach
  • Apple and rhubarb
  • Peach and nectarine
  • Banana and kiwifruit*
  • Avocado and banana*

*no cooking required

Smart tips

  • If microwaving the fruit, use only one tablespoon of water.
  • Many soft fruits can be mashed without any cooking.