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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 is quick to make and tastes best when served warm.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Czech
Keyword apples
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 184kcal


  • 5 medium apples
  • 5 cloves whole spices
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 slices lemon
  • 2 cups water


  • Peel5 medium apples and cut them in half. Remove the cores and slice the apples into roughly equal-sized wedges.
  • Place the apple wedges in a pot and cover them with 2 cups water. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 5 cloves, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 2 slices lemon.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot with a lid and simmer gently until the apple slices are soft, which takes about 15 minutes.
  • Serve the finished apple compote warm.


  • The basic recipe makes 4 portions.
  • The apples do not need to be fully covered with liquid while boiling. It is sufficient if they are about half to two-thirds submerged. This way, they will stew rather than cook, resulting in a more intense flavor.
  • For even more aroma and fragrance, 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