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Apple Cranberry Compote

November 29, 2017

I love to eat with the seasons. (Except avocado- that I need year round!) When the weather gets cold, my mind immediately turns to warming foods, which is how I discovered compotes. A fruit compote is simply fruit stewed in water with sugar and spices. Very often I don’t even bother adding sugar but cranberries are VERY tart so for me I needed some coconut sugar. (Maple syrup and honey would also work). I love the apple and cranberry combination but feel free to use your favorite in season fruits (try my favorite - pears!!)

 

If you are wondering what to eat your compote with- some of my favorite ideas include: on toast with nut butter, dripping on top of a pancake stack, mixed in yogurt with granola and even plain, just warmed up! I hope you give it a try!

 

Apple Cranberry Compote 

3-4 apples any variety

1 12oz bag of fresh cranberries 

1 1/2- 2 cups water 

2 tbsp chia seeds 

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 tbsp coconut sugar (or more depending on preference. This is more tart than sweet)

1 cinnamon stick of a liberal sprinkling of ground cinnamon (A sprinkle of clove or a star anise is also delicious)

 

Mix apples, cranberries, sugar and water in a small  pot over medium flame with spices. Once cranberries begin to pop, lower flame to a simmer and add in chia seeds, stirring well to make sure you don’t get any chia clump. Cook about 20 minutes until soft (or more if you prefer). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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