In Turkish cuisine, we have a variety of components in courses. If we have a main dish with meat, chicken or vegetable, we have one kind of pilaf or pasta near them. But it doens’t end here, we also have cacik or yogurt, a kind of salad, or greens such as parsley, garden cress, dill, arugula or scallion, or a kind of compote. You can guess how crowded our dinner table is.
Last night, I realized that we had two apples left and they were about to go bad, but they were still resisting. I decided to make compote from these apples without hesitation.
Compote is a kind of light dessert that you can have with pilaf, pasta or after meal (my husband also loves it near some soups, chickpeas or beans). Compote is made from fresh or dried fruits, both are delicious and healthy. It helps digestion system and doctors advise it to those having problems with liver.
We generally prefer to have it cold, that’s why I make it at night to make it ready for the following day. If you don’t want your children so much coke, compote may also be a good alternative for it in summer. But if you like, you can also have it warm.
• 2 apples
• 2 cups water
• 5 tbsp sugar (if you like it more sweety, you can add more)
Mix water and sugar in a pot and boil it.
Peel the apples, discard the seeds and slice.
Add apple slices into boiling water and boil them until they get they get tender. Then let it cool and put it in refrigerator.
Tip: If you put the apple slices in water at the beginning and then start to boil, apples will be mashed. So you should boil the water first, and then add the apples or other soft fruits.
If you like you can also add a few cloves into the boiling water to give it a different flavor.
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1 – The Daily Spud
2 – Oyster Food & Culture
3 – Sophies Foodiefiles
4 – Tangled Noodle
5 - Cinnamonspiceandeverythingnice
6 – Sankeerthanam
7 – HealthyandGourmet
8 – lisaiscooking
9 –Rubber Slippers in Italy
Note: I’d like to pass it on more bloggers, but some of them already got it from Mommy Gourmet.