Mulled apple compote

by Brian Turner

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

Serves: 8-10


1 cinnamon stick
2 cloves
285ml dry cider
55g butter
10 hard red apples, such as Royal Gala, quartered and cored
4 tbsp clear honey
2 tbsp Calvados, or cider brandy


1. Place the cinnamon stick and cloves in a pan with the cider. Bring to the boil, then remove from the heat and set aside. 

2. In a clean pan, heat the butter then fry the apples until they start to brown. Add the honey, spiced cider and cider brandy and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the apples are soft but holding their shape.

3. Remove the apples and set aside in a dish. Heat any remaining cooking liquid to reduce it to a good sauce consistency. Pour this over the apples and leave to cool. Remove the cinnamon stick and cloves before serving.