Apple, Fig and Date Compote
Author: 
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 2 golden delicious apples sliced into small chunks *you can remove the skins of the apples if you choose
  • 2 red apples like fuji, macintosh or gala sliced into small chunks
  • 6-8 dried dates
  • 4-6 fresh figs (depending on size) quartered or if you can't find fresh, use a handful of dried
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • juice from ½ lemon
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Toss the apples with the lemon juice in a medium size saucepan.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to the pot.
  3. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down to a simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Begin to break up the chunks with a wooden spoon.
  5. Simmer another 10 minutes.
  6. Remove spices.
  7. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
  8. Cool completely before refrigerating in an jar or container.
Recipe by The Hanging Spoon at http://thehangingspoon.com/applefiganddatecompote/