- Earlier this year I wrote about apple Kompot – a refreshing drink which can be served either hot or cold.
- Recently I made some apple soup, which as it was autumn I served warm.
- These recipes started me thinking and I made a variation on the kompot to be served warm.
- I used more spices.
- I used Bramley apples from the garden.
- The apples are cooked for longer in this version.
- I did not make this drink very sweet so people can add sugar to taste.
- 750g of Bramley apples (or other cooking apples)
- 1½ litres of water
- 1 small stick of cinnamon
- 8 cloves or allspice grains
- 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
- Put the water into a large saucepan.
- Add a small stick of cinnamon and the cloves or allspice.
- Peel and core the apples.
- Cut the apples into chunks
- Add the apples to the pan.
- Bring to boil.
- Simmer till the apples are nearly disintegrating.
- Add the sugar.
- Leave to cool slightly.
- Remove the spices.
- Remove the larger pieces of apple.
- Purée the rest of the mixture.
Serve hot and let people add their own sugar to taste.
Sugar bowl with lid by Royal Doulton – Sonnet 1971 – 1998