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Czech spiced apple compote recipe.

Czech Apple Compote – Jablečný kompot

Join me in making a Czech apple compote spiced with cloves and cinnamon. It's quick to make and tastes best served still warm.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Czech
Keyword apples
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 184kcal


  • 5 apples
  • 5 cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • cup granulated sugar (70 g)
  • 2 slices lemon
  • 2 cups water (480 ml)


  • Peel the apples and halve them.
  • Cut out the cores and cut the apples into roughly equal-sized wedges.
  • Place the apples in a saucepan, cover with water. Add the sugar, cloves, cinnamon, and lemon.
  • Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down to low.
  • Cover the pot with a lid and cook slowly until the apple slices are soft. This takes about 15 minutes.
  • Serve the finished apple compote warm as a snack.


  • Makes 4 portions.
  • The apples do not need to float in the liquid while boiled. It is enough if they are about half to two-thirds submerged. This way, they will stew, not cook, and have a more intense flavor.
  • For even more aroma and scent, add star anise to the compote.
  • I recommend removing the cloves before serving. This spice smells lovely, but it would turn bitter on your tongue if you bite into it.


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.3mg