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Black bowl of apple compote on a tray with a spoon and an apple.

Apple Compote

Sarah Baade
Warm spices and sweet apples - this apple compote makes the perfect topping on a variety of dishes.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert


  • 4 Empire apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Place all ingredients n a medium saucepan.
  • While stirring, bring to a simmer over medium-low heat.
  • When apples are fork tender, remove from heat.
  • Serve hot or warm.
  • Serving suggestions: Serve over pancakes, waffles, french toast, ice cream, yogurt, or as desired.
Keyword Apple Compote, Apple Spice, Apples, Compote, Fruit, Fruit Compote