Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Spiced apple compote with cinnamon, honey and rosewater

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Spiced apple compote with cinnamon, honey & rosewater

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so many apples ripe and ready to pick in the garden

Spiced apple compote with cinnamon, honey & rosewater


My spiced apple compote is full of warming autumnal flavour, and a great way of using up a glut of apples if you have one. Our straggly, overgrown tree here in the Limousin is laden with apples and producing more than we can use, although I am having a good go! The preserving pan is regularly filled with apples and spices bubbling away, making all kinds of chutneys, jellies and compotes and there has been an apple cake or 7 too. 

Plus the apples I don't manage to use are providing a crunchy snack for the regular deer visitors in the garden. It seems to be keeping them away from the vegetable patch, which is even better. 

It is lovely to watch the seasons change here in the Creuse. The leaves in the trees appeared to turn red and orange overnight, and then just a few days later started falling and covering the ground. It happens every year but the beauty of this transition never fails to impress. 

Serve the spiced apple compote warm or cold. I like to serve it on top of  yogurt, with a bit of extra honey and a sprinkling of seeds, for breakfast or a healthy snack.  A spoonful or two wouldn't go amiss on top of your morning porridge, or alongside a creamy rice pudding either. 


preparation time: 15 minutes
cooking time: 15-20 minutes 
serves 4-6
recipe by Ema at De Tout Coeur Limousin 

recipe suitable for vegetarian, vegan, gluten free diet

ingredients: 
700g Bramley/cooking apples peeled, cored & roughly chopped into 2-3 cm pieces
2 tsp ground cinnamon 
2 tsp rose water 
2 tbsp honey (or to taste) 
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger 
100ml water 

serving suggestions: 
honey
seeds/muesli 
yogurt 

method:

Add the all the ingredients to a pan and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the apples are soft. Add more water if necessary to avoid it drying out. When the apples are cooked check for sweetness, adding a bit more honey if you like. Serve warm or cold. 




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8 comments:

  1. I so love autumn and all it's food!

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    1. it's a time for lovely stews and spices, and using the beautiful seasonal fruits and vegetables. Have a great autumn Michele.

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  2. Just saying the name "Spiced apple compote with cinnamon, honey and rosewater" makes my mouth water: what a perfect autumny-wintry dish! #AllAboutFrance

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    1. thanks so much - definitely a recipe inspired by the seasons :)

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  3. Hi Ema! This looks gorgeous!! I would love you to add this to my Seasonal November Recipe Link-Up on my blog, I think my readers would LOVE it!

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    1. thanks so much - will pop on over and say bonjour :)

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  4. Oh gosh that sounds good...like all your deliciously original recipes. Thanks for sharing this with #AllAboutFrance Ema.

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    1. thanks so much Phoebe, and definitely way of using up the big apple harvest we had this year too. :)

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