New Year’s Eve Apple Compote Recipe

Is there a better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve: Cooking with people you care about, sharing old stories and new ideas, instead of drinking into oblivion.

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Apple compote is utterly simple to make, but freshly made it is so much better than anything out of the store. Serve it warm, for a comforting dessert, topped with cream or added to cereals. The reason we had so many apples in the first place, you’ll find here: foodsharing

Zero Waste Recipe:

  • apples, wash, core, and cut into 1-inch chunks (we don’t peel the apples)
  • cup water
  • fresh lemon juice (if you  like)
  • 1/4 cup syrup (depending on the sweetness of the apples)
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

Place apple chunks and water in a large pot and stir over medium-high heat until the mixture is bubbling. Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook, stirring often, until the apples have cooked down but still have some texture, 15 to 20 minutes. Add syrup, lemon juice, and cinnamon, cover and simmer for another 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat, serve warm.

Canning: Fill clean jars with hot apples, leaving 1/2-inch head-space. Put lids on (use a towel) and process in a water bath canner for 20 minutes. If you don’t have a canner, use a large pot fill it with water, depending on the hight of your jars. Cook with medium-high heat for about 15 minutes. Easy, isn’t it?

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