A super basic yet for me one of the most heartwarming fall staples, my mother and grandmother would always make some apple compote during this cozy season. Whilst both used the same simple recipe, they would serve it very differently, my grandmother would simply serve the compote with a generous spoonful of freshly whipped cream kind of like a dessert and my mother would have it ready in the fridge to top our breakfast yoghurt with. I think this might be one of the very first things I’ve made in the kitchen!
My mother always said that the best apples to make compote with are the ones that are old and about to go bad. It really is a waste to use fresh and crunchy apples for this so I really recommend using up your left over apples from the week. I found that staler the apples, the more natural sweetness and softness there is to the compote and that it really absorbs all the flavors. Scroll down for the recipe sheet!
Easy Peasy Apple Compote
- Fruit Knife
- cutting board
- 3 Big apples ( or 5-6 small)
- 1 Cinamon Stick
- 1-2 Star Anise
- 1 Lemon (for peel and juice)
- 3-4 tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1-3 tbsp Water
- 2 tsp Cinamon Powder
- Peel skin, remove core and cut apples to your prefered sizing. Mix in bowl with brown sugar ,cinamon powder and the juice of one lemon.
- Transfer into a pot and add cinammon stick, star anise and a couple of lemon peel and 1table spoon of water and stir in high heat for about 2 mins.
- Reduce the heat to low and add water as necessary while stiring for about 10-15mins. You want to slowly cook down the apples without using too much water, the key is to add slowly only when necessary.
- Turn the heat off and cool down the compote and it's ready to eat!
I hope you enjoyed this easy peasy recipe and if you try it out don’t forget to tag me @avec_louie and #aveclouiecooks on instagram! I’d love to see your all of your creations! And as for the granola featured on this post, check out this fall granola recipe also on my blog.