Apple Compote Recipe, a classic Compote perfectly prepared like a Pro

Apple Compote

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At this point I would like to present my professional version of the Apple Compote recipe. With a detailed step by step instruction I accompany you to the perfect result.

Autumn time is apple time. The apples ripen now not only in the supermarket shelf, but also in the gardens and on public trees. There are so many wonderful varieties in small and large, sweet and sour, red, colourful and yellow.

This variety inspires me, because with all of them you can cook, bake and also grill and fry great dishes and dishes!

I picked my apples myself: It is a special mix of small varieties.

Small apples are usually particularly healthy and aromatic… hmm

You are invited to follow my recipe suggestion, I also present many variants. I wish you good luck!

1. Prepare Apples as Dessert and Side Dish

For our aromatic cooked fruits I didn’t need long to think: Here I proudly show you my classic variant with a fine Calvados note.

Apfel als feines Dessert

A dessert like a baroque painting: filigree, pleasurable and emotionally deep. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

For such a fine compote for eyes, nose, mouth and stomach you do not need much time and only some ingredients.

Don’t take the glass in the supermarket – a homemade apple compote tastes 1000 times better!

Zutaten Apfelkompott

All ingredients for a classic, fine apple compote at a glance.© Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

Ingredients list for Shopping/Garden and Kitchen Check

  • apples
  • sugar
  • lemon
  • Calvados
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • star anise
  • cloves

My way to a perfect compote

I would like to give you three of my maxims for your preparation:

  1. I peel the apples, cut them evenly and add lemon juice quickly. That way the apples don’t get brown.
  2. Add sugar, calvados, vanilla and the other spices and mix well. Then I let my apple pieces stand in the marinade for almost 3 hours.
  3. At the stove I let the apples simmer for a while in the closed pot. A part of the liquid evaporates naturally and a wonderful consistency develops.

2. What kind of Apples for a stewed Apple?

Äpfel in der Schale

Every apple is an optical and culinary sensation! © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

Elstar, Jonagold, Alkmene, Braeburn, Holsteiner Cox, Boskoop, Gala, Idared… all are equally suitable for compote or puree

I would recommend any aromatic apple and as far as possible self harvested apples or fallen fruit!

3. How durable is my Apple Compote?

You can store my compote in the fridge for 3 days.

For a larger stock I take this way:

  • I use sterile screw glasses.
  • Therefore I put the empty, heat-resistant glasses together with the lids in a pot with boiling water.
  • My compote has to be very hot in the glass.
  • Then quickly put the lid on it and screw it down tightly.
  • Thus the compote in the glass holds nearly 1 year. – By the way also a great gift and souvenir!

4. Variants of the Apple Compote

A compote on apples isn’t applesauce. A compote is lumpy. The apple sauce is rather the pureed variant. This can be achieved quickly by stroking through a sieve.

So the difference is not big. It is only a question of the desired haptics on your tongue. I love haptic and optical the compote 🙂

There are many ways to Rome, i.e. many tastes. Therefore I would like to present you wonderful variants of my presented classic.

Spicessugar, cinnamon, vanilla, star anise, cloves, ginger, chilli, cardamom, lemon peel zest, orange peel zest, mint
Liquidlemon juice, calvados, dry white wine, rum, orange juice, lime juice
Fruit Friendspears, rhubarb, mango, orange
Fits to...pure, grated cake, rice pudding, yoghurt, cake, vanilla ice cream, fried liver, game, poultry such as duck and goose, braised beef

5. Here is the Recipe

Step by step it’s easier. Below is the recipe with exact ingredients. Good success!

Apple Compote
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Apple Compote
Preparing apple compote, recipe with step by step photos. A professional cook's guide by Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time3 hrs 35 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 4 Persons
Calories: 83kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 1000 g apples My apples are self-picked
  • 150 g brown sugar I take raw cane sugar
  • 1 pc lemon I use an organic lemon
  • 8 cl Calvados original from Normandy
  • 1 pc vanilla pod, the vanilla pulp
  • 4 pc cloves
  • 1/2 bar cinnamon
  • 4 pc star anise
  • Prepare the ingredients. Start peeling 1 kg apples.
    Äpfel Nahaufnahme, natürliche Gartenäpfel in unterschiedlicher Größe
  • Cut the apple quarters without the core into cubes of about 1 cm in size.
  • Finish peeling all the apples and putting them in a bowl.
    Apfelstücke für Kompott geschnitten in einer Schüssel
  • Halve a lemon and squeeze the juice over the apple pieces. Stir once so that there is lemon juice everywhere and the apples do not turn brown.
    Zitrone frisch aufgeschnitten nahaufnahme
  • Add 150 g brown sugar.
    Zucker nahaufnahme brauner Zucker
  • Halve a vanilla pod with a sharp knife. Scratch out the vanilla pulp with a knife.
    Vanilleschote und Vanillemark Nahaufnahme
  • Break open a cinnamon stick lengthwise with your hand and halve it.
    Zimt - Zimtstange nahaufnahme
  • Add 4 pieces of star anise.
    Anis, Anissterne Nahaufnahme
  • Add 4 cloves.
  • Add 8 cl Calvados to the apples.
    Calvados Flasche
  • Add all the ingredients to the apples and mix with a wooden spoon. Now leave the apples in the marinade in the fridge for about 3 hours.
    Vanillemark mit apfelstücken und Zucker im Hintergrund
  • Heat the ingredients up in a saucepan and then simmer at a reduced temperature for about 20-30 minutes.
    Apfelkompott gekocht im Topf mit Vanilleschote, Nelke, Anis und Zimt
  • Remove the compote from the heat and allow to cool. Pour into bowls. To eat, remove cinnamon, aniseed and cloves. Enjoy your meal!

6. Overview of Calories and Nutritional Values

Nutrition Facts
Apple Compote
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.1g0%
Saturated Fat 0.02g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 128mg4%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 0.2g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

7. Recipes to match this Dish

Apple compote harmonises excellently with the following dishes...
Venison roast
Boeuf a la mode
Red cabbage
Goat cheese salad
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