now that the weather's cooling down, i'm making this simple recipe not just to eat, but to make the house smell delicious...
winter spiced apples
1/4 tsp dutch cinnamon
a pinch of ground ginger
a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
2 tbsp water
- peel and core apples, then chop them into small chunks
- place all spices in mortar and pestle, and grind until the clove is completely crushed and all spices are combined
- place all ingredients in a small saucepan over a low heat. cover, and simmer gently for 15 mins, then remove lid and continue to simmer until apples soften and begin to break down, and liquid reduces
- remove from heat, and either freeze, or serve immediately.
we like to eat this with custard, or on top of porridge. it's also nice with a spoonful of natural yoghurt.
i sometimes add a bout 1/4 cup of sultanas or raisins to the pot while it's simmering, for something slightly different.