Stewed Fruit with Ghee & Spices

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Cooking fruit with ghee and warming spices increases the fruit’s digestibility and vitality.

Fruit is cold, and therefore requires a certain amount of digestive strength to assimilate it well.

Many people like to have fruit in the morning. Cooking your fruit is especially important in the morning, because your digestive organs are still waking up.

Now you can enjoy cooked fruit before breakfast, as breakfast, or as part of breakfast.

Cooked fruit also makes a good afternoon snack!

Below, you’ll find instructions to cook this in a saucepan or an Instant Pot.

The saucepan if probably preferred, as it will be more mushy in the Instant Pot.

Cooked fruit is very effective at balancing digestive fire, especially in cases of high Pitta.

Vata dosha will also benefit from the sweet, nourishing quality of cooked fruit.

In the recipe notes you’ll find fruit suggestions by dosha.

stewed fruit

Stewed Fruit With Ghee & Spices

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 120kcal
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  • Small saucepan – 1.75 qt.


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ghee
  • 2-3 cloves any dosha
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick (Vata and Kapha)
  • 1 pod green cardamom (sub with pinch of powder) any dosha
  • pinch salt
  • 1-2 apples or pears cored and peeled (see notes for other options)


  • SAUCEPAN: Heat water with ghee and spices on medium heat. Meanwhile, core and peel fruit. Add fruit to spiced water and simmer for 5 minutes. The fruit should be just soft, but not mushy.
  • INSTANT POT: Add all ingredients to the Instant Pot. Put on the lid and select HIGH PRESSURE. Set the timer for 2 minutes. Allow the pressure to come down for 5 minutes, then release the pressure and open the lid.


  • dates, raisins, or figs.
  • consider including kiwi, peach, apricot, nectarine
  • use another teaspoon ghee
  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • pears are really good
  • dates, raisins, or figs
  • goji berry
  • apples, pears, apricot, orange
  • strawberries, cherry, cranberry


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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