I’m sure everybody has those foods that make them smile, feel super cosy, think of home or just generally perk up a tad. For me that food is apple compote.
From regular recounting (pretty much every time it’s on offer) I have been told that even as a baby I couldn’t be left alone with a batch as one minute it would be there & the next minute the whole lot would’ve seemingly evaporated…(gladly I can say less ends up in my hair these days than back at the beginning)
I always have batches of different cooked fruits in the freezer, made whenever things are in season to then be whisked out & delighted in when that harvest is long since over. In the winter months I also find a little bowl of warm compote is just the ultimate grin inducing snack or perfect addition to a creamy bowl of porridge.
Here I have 2 of my favourite adornments to this incredibly simple treat. Both can be made in advance & kept in airtight jars with the final assembly happening whenever you desire.
As an alternative dessert or breakfast I also love to make a big bowl of topping, place it in the centre of the table & give everyone their own bowl of warm fruit to sprinkle with as much delicious rubble as they desire.
Feel free to play with the combinations of nuts & seeds or add additional spices to the fruit if you fancy.
These quantities make a big batch, probably enough to serve 6-8 people but I always like to have extra for myself the next day!