The Autumn Table—Apple Compote
We know, we know—we told you all about our favorite apple recipes a few weeks ago. Well, it turns out that we had a few more apples than we anticipated and a certain toddler in our life is really into apples right now. So here’s an easy recipe that works as a light dessert or would even pair well with some of the pork chops we spied at Red Apron.
And be warned—no matter how much we make, there never seems to be any left over. If you do happen to have leftovers, we’ve been told that this heats up very nicely for several days.
2 tbsp. butter
Raisins or Golden Raisins
1 cup water
2 tbsp. sugar (add more if using a tart apple, like Granny Smiths)
1 tsp. Cinnamon (add other spices to your preference, like nutmeg, cloves, and allspice)
7 apples, peeled and sliced
1) Mix all ingredients in a large pot, leaving out the apples
2) Briefly heat on medium until butter is melted
3) Add sliced and peeled apples
4) Cover and simmer for about ten minutes, stirring occasionally
5) Remove from heat and leave covered for about 30 minutes before serving
6) Store any (unlikely) leftovers in the fridge