Apple compote can be served as dessert, as breakfast or as a healthy afternoon snack. You can prepare it a day before and simply warm it before serving.
I prefer the compote hot, but it’s also delicious after it cools down in the fridge. This old-fashioned dish is a healthy alternative to most desserts.
In this recipe I put a little more water to serve it as an afternoon sweet snack, but for desert I would put less water and serve the fruit with just some little liquid at the bottom of the dish. You can also start with melting some brown sugar on butter to have a sweeter syrup.
And another great thing about compote… the apples and the cinnamon will leave your house smelling great.
You can add various fruits in the compote. I always put apples as main fruit, but I add a pear or two and dried plums, or whatever I have at home.
1 liter (34 oz) of water
juice of half a lemon
one spoon of cinnamon
one teaspon of vanilla sugar
1. Peel, quarter and core the apples, then slice them into bite sized pieces.
2. Add a liter of water in a saucepan on medium-high heat, add apples, plums, lemon juice. Add cinnamon and vanilla sugar.
You can add more or less of water depending how thick do yo like the compote.
3. Bring into boil and cook for about 15 minutes, until apples are fork-tender.
4. Let it rest for 10 minutes, then transfer fruit and syrup to a serving dish.
Serve it warm, on room temperature or after it cools down.