Easy, simple and all natural apple compote. Great to spread on toast, in your morning porridge or to make your cakes soft and moist.
- 7-8 apples (I used the old, ripe ones before they went off)
- 2-3 tbsp water
- 1/2 lemon juice and zest
- 1-2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp grated ginger or powder (optional)
Ideally get yourself some sweet organic apples (no need to peel!). Run and rub under water. Slice in quarters, remove the heart and seeds and chop into smaller cubes.
Set a pot or saucepan to medium-high heat on the stove. Add the apples and the rest of ingredients. I only used apples and water. Feel free to add any optional flavours. Mix and bring it to a light boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and let it simmer for 20 mins, or until the apples have softened.
Turn off the heat and let it sit, covered, for a while, while it cools down. Optional to blend it if you want a smoother texture. Enjoy!
Simple. Sweet. Natural. Life should be just like this apple compote.
You can enjoy on some toast, in porridge, served as a side to cake or pie… Quick little secret here: I also discovered that adding apple compote to sponge cake batter makes it extra moist and soft.
Hope you love this 1-ingredients recipe, it’s probably the simplest so far on the blog, and has made everyone very happy so far 🙂
If you try it, let me know what you thought and what you ate it with!