Happy Monday everyone!
I hope you all enjoyed a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend! I had an amazing Thanksgiving meal at my friends’ Max and Leona with their two beautiful girls and extended family. It was so nice to share the holidays with people whom I love and respect so much.
But as with every Thanksgiving, there is so much food to navigate! All those side dishes and desserts…. even the most disciplined eater can get carried away by the variety! But thankfully, we have a few weeks before the next big round of holiday meals, and therefore an opportunity to pare it down so things don’t get out of control and today, I have the perfect recipe for you to help you satisfy your sweet tooth guilt free!
One of the best things to come out of Autumn are all the different apple varieties that are available. From Roma to McIntosh, Ambrosia and my personal favorite, Honeycrisp, there are so many options to satisfy your preferences. In my enthusiasm, I always tend to buy too many, much more than I can eat on my own. But I have an amazing recipe I make with the ones left over that I love and keep on hand throughout the winter, and that is Apple Compote.
Apple compote is basically a chunky, delicious and aromatic apple sauce. You can use apples that are no longer perfect for eating raw, such as mealy or bruised apples. Simmer them in water with cinnamon and vanilla extract and soon you have a delicious compote that can be eaten plain or added to oatmeal or granola. Totally and completely yummy!
Have a look and see what you think. If you make it, as always, I want to hear your feedback. I heard from a bunch of you that you enjoyed the truffles from last week and that makes me very happy indeed! I hope you enjoy this one too.
Stay well and healthy and I look forward to seeing you next Monday!
Apple Compote Recipe
- 6 Sliced Apples
- 1-2 Tbsp cinnamon (adjust to your liking)
- 1 Tbsp Vanilla Essence
- 1/2 – 3/4 Cup Water
Simmer down to a thick, chunky sauce (takes about 25 minutes) stirring occasionally. Enjoy warm immediately or allow to cool and store in the fridge. Add a tablespoon or two to oatmeal or granola in the morning, or enjoy it as a side treat on its own (about 1/2 cup as a serving).