Spiced Apple Compote Recipe

simple apple compote dessert in bowls

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A super simple apple dessert with fall spices cooked in a skillet.


  • 2 cups apples, diced
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate arils for garnish


  1. Put diced apples in a large bowl.
  2. Add in spices and give it a good stir. Put it aside.
  3. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add in brown sugar, bring it to low heat and cook until it dissolves.
  5. Add in spiced apples and cook covered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. If it is too thick and about to stick, you can pour 1 or 2 tablespoons water and continue cooking until apples get tender.
  6. Garnish with pomegranate arils and serve warm or cold.


If you want to make it vegan, just leave the butter out. Put everything together in a skillet and cook covered over low heat. You might need to a little water then.