Slow Cooker Monday: Maple Apple Compote

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This week’s slow cooker recipe can be treated as a dessert or a sweet addition to breakfast or brunch (or brinner if you’re so inclined). It’s incredibly simple, as are the best Crock Pot recipes: slice some apples, toss with cinnamon and maple syrup and you have an instant match for ice cream, pancakes, cake, etc.

Serve the soft, fragrant apples over pancakes or a la mode. I found that pouring some of the sauce from the bottom of the slow cooker on top of the ice cream gave it more flavor and helped soften it (I love slightly melted ice cream).

I’m sure I’m not thinking of some other great pairing for this delicious compote. What would you serve alongside these apples?

 

Recipe:

Maple Apple Compote

  • 1.5 lbs. baking apples (I used Granny Smith), cored and sliced
  • 1/4 C maple syrup
  • 1/2-1 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 t vanilla extract

Place apple slices in slow cooker and toss with cinnamon to coat. Pour maple syrup over slices and cook for 2-4 hours on low, until apples are soft. Gently stir in vanilla. Serve immediately or store covered in fridge for up to 4 days.

11 Comments on Slow Cooker Monday: Maple Apple Compote

  1. Jennifer (Delicieux)
    March 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm (4 years ago)

    I love cooked apples! They are so delicious. I would serve these on top of my morning bowl of oats.
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    • Stephanie
      March 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm (4 years ago)

      This would be a lovely addition to oatmeal – great idea, Jennifer!

  2. Evan @swEEts
    March 28, 2011 at 7:19 pm (4 years ago)

    I really like the idea of topping pancakes with these sweet apples.. or maybe over some ice cream.. mmm the possibilities are endless!
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  3. Wheels
    March 30, 2011 at 2:50 pm (4 years ago)

    How come it’s called compote? It doesn’t sound as appealing as what you made!
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    • Stephanie
      March 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm (4 years ago)

      Wheels – compote is just a fancy word for fruit gently cooked in sugar syrup. So funny that you say that, because I thought it sounded better with that word!

  4. Lauren at Keep It Sweet
    April 3, 2011 at 6:28 am (4 years ago)

    I’d have those apples with ice cream or even on top of oatmeal for a treat:-)

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