Dried Apple Compote

Dried Apple Compote | giverecipe.com

It was a typical Sunday afternoon for two of us until I realized a bag of dried apple in the refrigerator –right, I wasn’t aware of it for a long time! Mom II sent it in Autumn and told us to make compote from it in Winter. However, we completely forgot about it! Until this afternoon when I was checking what we had in it. There couldn’t be a better time to try it!

Compote is a kind of side dish in Turkish cuisine and it is absolutely served cold. As it is already cold outside, I thought it would be better to serve hot, just like a herbal tea. So this one is like a fruit tea indeed, based on dried apple. We had it in the form of tea, not as a side dish. Instead of having our regular black Turkish tea, we made this compote and accompanied it with some homemade biscuits –the recipe of which will be given soon.

We decorated our dried apple compote with a stick of cinnamon stick and crumbled dried lemon zest –husband’s addition. I will share how to make it later. The idea of the latter is from a great Turkish blog named dokuzuncubulut by Aslı Balakin. She always surprises me with her creative and unique dishes and ingredients. I’ve learnt a lot from her. Thank you Aslı Abla!

This compote is sugar free as we thought the sweetness of apple would be enough. And we loved it this way, but you can add a few tablespoons of sugar if you like it sweeter.

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Dried Apple Compote
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Serves: 2
  • 1 cup dried apple
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp dried lemon zest
  1. Boil chopped dried apple, water and one cinnamon stick together until apples rise and tender. It will get a little thicker.
  2. Share it into cups when it is still hot, put cinnamon sticks into each and sprinkle dried lemon zest on them and serve.

You can store the rest of it in refrigerator for a few days. Just heat it when you crave for a heartwarming and aromatic drink on these cold days.

Dried Apple Compote | giverecipe.com


  1. says

    I love dried fruits. Their tastes bring me the smell of summer sun. See you again.

    • says

      Sare, how well you described the feeling we have when eating dried fruits! And they are absolutely more flavorful, aren’t they?

  2. says

    I love all things apple, so this compote sounds wonderful…especially on this chilly evening! Beautiful photos, too~

    • says

      Thank you Liz! It is absolutely great on chilly days when served hot. You can also serve it cold or with ice in summer.

  3. says

    Evin içi mis gibi kokmuştur pişerken, bayılırım o güzel kokuya:)) Ben bu çayı taze elma ile yaparım ama, aromasının kurutulmuş elma ile çok daha yoğun olacağını düşünüyorum. Ellerinize sağlık olsun…
    (Nazik sözlerin için de ayrıca teşekkür ederim)

    • says

      Taze elmayla yapmak hiç aklıma gelmedi. Ara sıra elmakabuğu kaynatırım ama elmanın kendisini hiç denemedim. Eminim o da güzel oluyordur.

  4. says

    This looks wonderfully festive, but not so sweet and sickly – perfect for me who has over indulged slightly :)


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