Stewed Apples & Pears with Warming Spices
Theresa Polley
November 1, 2022
August 16, 2023

The cinnamon and nutmeg combined with the apples and pears makes for the ideal warm and tasty breakfast that feels like a treat. I love this at breakfast with my oatmeal. It's also a nice addition to dinner. If you're feeling decadent, spoon it over a bowl of vanilla ice cream.

We serve it with for a warm and filling breakfast at the retreat.  Use your choice of apples. I recommend going organic if you leave the skins on. For extra deliciousness and health benefits, add a cup of chopped nuts of your choice. We use East Texas pecans. You can also substitute Pumpkin Pie Seasoning for the spices.


  • 5 apples
  • 5 pears
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp clove


  • Dice apples/pears into medium pieces.
  • In a large sautee pan over medium heat, melt coconut oil. 
  • Add diced apples and pears, and stir to coat. 
  • Stir in dried cranberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  • Cook on low for 20 minutes.

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