Last week I made a so called childhood desert. Some of you might know is also as “Compot de mere”. I think we all have those moments when we crave a childhood dessert. I will share the recipe, and the way my mother used to make it for us, although I noticed that French compote is more like a stew, I love the extra juice from mine. As a kid, I always thought the more juice, the better 😉 I still like it this way.
- 7-8 apples (I used green apples)
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 5-6 cloves
- 1/4 cup sugar
- juice from two lemons
- about 2.5-3-litre water
Bring a large pot with water to boil on medium high heat. When the water starts to boil add the sugar, the cinnamon sticks and the cloves.
Wash the apples thoroughly. Peel and core the apples. Cut them in pieces. I love mine a bit bigger. While I cut the apples, I put them in a large bowl, and I squeeze the lemon juice over the apple pieces so they won’t oxidize.
If you like it sweeter, you could add some more sugar. If you are not fond of cinnamon, you can use only the cinnamon sticks or the powder. Simmer all together for about 15-20 minutes. You can serve it hot or cold. I like it mostly cold, from the fridge.
You can serve it hot or cold. In the Summer I will definitely have it cold ], right from the refrigerator.
You can keep it the compote in the fridge up to two weeks if such a thing is possible. Mine will probably vanish in a few days 😉