Stewed apple (compote)


Stewed apple (compote)
Here is a very basic but delicious recipe, and the pitfalls to avoid.
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Last modified on: November 8th 2017

Keywords for this recipe:ClassicalCompoteStewed appleApplesLemonVanilla
For 750 g, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 250 g 375 g 750 g 1 kg 500 g 2 kg 250 g
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 30 min.
Stewed apple (compote) : Photo of step #1
Peel 1 kg apple, cut into four and remove the core, then cut each quarter into small pieces, and put in a pan.

1st important note: It's important that apple pieces are small, and of regular size, so that they cook quickly and evenly.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Stewed apple (compote) : Photo of step #2
Add 3 tablespoons caster sugar to apples, then 1 teaspoon Vanilla sugar, and pour in 4 tablespoons water and juice of ½ lemon.

2nd important note: Don't add too much water, only the minimum to produce a compote and not a soup.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
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Cover and put on low heat, until apples are just tender (approximately 10 minutes).

3rd important note: Cover the pan tightly, to conserve the small amount of water and prevent apples from burning.

Stage 4
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Take off heat and remove lid.

4th important note: You don't need to cook a long time, the longer you cook, the more the fruit loose their vitamins.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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Not absolutely needed, but if you like it smooth, Blend briefly to obtain desired consistency.

Stage 6 - 30 min.
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Leave to cool by placing bottom of pan in cold water for 30 minutes, and stirring from time to time.

Stage 7
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Transfer to a jar or other sealed container, and keep in the fridge.

Stage 8
You can also watch this small video which summarize the recipe.
Remarks
The kind of apples used will strongly influence the taste and the texture of your compote, so choose good ones. In my opinion, the best compotes are made with slightly acidic apples like the "reinettes".
Keeping
Some days in the fridge, in a closed jar. Compote can be frozen.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
720 Kcal or 3,014 Kj4 gr173 gr3 gr
36 %1 %16 %<1 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
61 Kcal or 255 Kj< 1 gr15 gr< 1 gr
3 %<1 %1 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 750 g : 1.82 €

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  • Absolutely delicious, and so easy!
    Posted by Anna september 16th 2008 at 09:21 (n° 1)
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