Peel and core the apple, and cut into 4-8 pieces. When you are using this apple compote as cake or pie filling, you can cut the apple into smaller pieces!
Place in a deep heatproof dish, and put parchment paper right on top of the apple (otoshibuta). If not, loosely cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 3 minutes at 500 W.
Carefully take out the dish since it's hot, and mix in the honey. Place the parchment paper right on top of the apple (otoshibuta) or cover with the plastic wrap again, and microwave for 3 minutes at 500 W.
Let it cool in the dish, chill in the fridge, and done Serve with ice cream, or use in a pie or cake. You can also freeze it with the juice and eat it as sorbet.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted enjoy the leftover old apple, but I thought it will be a lot of trouble to simmer it in a pot. I also ran out of sugar, so I created this recipe.
I make it just with the liquid from the apple. You can substitute the honey with other sweeteners (such as normal sugar, maple syrup, etc). It's also tasty to add lemon juice and cinnamon powder if you like ︎ When you want to make it pink, please make it using a red apple with the skin on and white sugar.