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Warm Apple Compote with Vanilla Cream

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Serves four to six.

Yields about 3 cups.

  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 55

  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 2 Tbs. packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 6 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 6 cups)
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup heavy or whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Freshly grated nutmeg (optional)

In a small saucepan, combine the cider, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat and reduce by half, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the apples and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar and cook, stirring frequently, until the apples are very soft and nicely browned, about another 10 minutes. Add the raisins and cook for 3 minutes. Toss the apple mixture with the cider reduction. Set aside to cool slightly.

With a stand mixer fitted with the whip or with an electric mixer, vigorously beat or whip the cream, the remaining 1 tsp. granulated sugar, and the vanilla until it has the consistency of a thick milk shake. To serve, spoon the compote into glasses and spoon the thickened cream over it. Dust with the nutmeg, if you like.

Variations

For a variation, substitute another dried fruit (blueberries, cranberries, or cherries) for the raisins.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : per 1/2 cup serving; Calories (kcal): 550; Fat (g): fat g 30; Fat Calories (kcal): 270; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 19; Protein (g): protein g 2; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 9; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 65; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 30; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 95; Fiber (g): fiber g 4;

Photo: Scott Phillips

Hi tastes like apple pie, I THINK THE OTHER REVIEWER MISTOOK APPLE CIDER VINEGAR FOR APPLE CIDER AS IN THE JUICE NOT VINEGAR ....TRY THIS IT IS REALLY GOOD, JUST USE CIDER INSTEAD OF VINEGAR :)

I didnt like this at all. The cider vinegar caused a terrible odor and the whole thing was not good.

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