This apple compote recipe is easy to prepare, as it only requires a few basic ingredients. And it is sugar-free (it has no added sugar), which makes it healthier than the typical apple compote. I made this decision because apples already contain sugar in its composition, so there is no need to add more to this recipe and the result is still very tasty.
This compote can be perfectly preserved for several days in the fridge. And it is often eaten for breakfast or as a dessert, for example alone, with yogurt, or with an ice cream or a cake. But it can also complement some meat dishes.
Details of this apple compote recipe for four persons. You will get approximately 500 grams of apple compote.
- 4 apples
- 200 ml water
- 1 lemon
- 1 cinnamon stick (or half teaspoon cinnamon powder)
- Wash the apples, core them, remove the seeds, peel them and cut each one into four pieces.
- Turn the fire to medium intensity and place a pot with the water until the boiling point is reached.
- At this point, add the apple pieces, the juice of a lemon and the cinnamon. Cover the pot and let it cook for 20 – 30 minutes. After this time the apple should be soft and dark in color. If not, let it cook for a few more minutes.
- Finally, remove the pot from the heat and wait for it to cool down. You can now purée the apple mix to get a smoother consistency and serve it or just keep it in the fridge to eat later and colder.
- DIFFICULTY: very easy
- BUDGET: low
You can use any type of apple, but the best are the Granny Smith and the Cortland because of their flavour and because they soften easily when cooked.
If you like to find the pieces of fruit while eating this recipe then make sure you don’t over-beat the mixture.
If you prefer to eat whole, soft apple chunks, then do not overcook the mixture and do not beat it afterward.