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.
- 5 apples
- 5 cloves
- ½ tsp cinnamon ground
- ⅓ cup (70 g) granulated sugar
- 2 slices lemon
- 2 cups (480 ml) water
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.
- 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.