Apple Compote

Apple compote is a versatile recipe, which can be eaten by itself, as a filling in pastries or pies, or with ice cream! It’s warm and delicious with spices like cinnamon and cardamom, and will satisfy your sweet tooth.


  • 3 small granny smith apples
  • water as needed
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup*
  • 2 tsp cinnamon*
  • 1 cardamom pod*
  • 1/2 tsp allspice*


Peel and deseed your apples, and chop into slivers. Add your apples, about 1/2 c water, and spices to a small saucepan over medium heat. You need to cook the apples until soft, and there is a syrupy liquid with them. This may take around 15-20 minutes. After the mixture has been cooking for about 10 minutes, add the maple syrup. While you are cooking your apples, keep an eye on the liquid level in the saucepan, and if the mixture begins to run dry add a little more water.

Filled a pastry dough with apple compote, and it makes a delicious dessert!

*You can definitely use some butter in this recipe as it would make the compote more rich in flavor, but thats up to you!