Apple Compote with Red Wine

Apple Compote with Red Wine

A sophisticated compote with a subtle flavor of spices. It's not too sweet. You can either make this with red or white wine, and either serve it hot or cold.

Ingredients: A manageable amount

2 (3 if small)
Red wine (or white wine)
150 ml
200 ml
Granulated sugar
3 tablespoons
Cinnamon (optional)
2 shakes
Cloves (optional)
3 grains


1. Peel the apples and remove their cores. Cut into 6 or 8 wedges.
2. Heat all the ingredients together in a shallow pan like a frying pan.
3. When it comes to a boil, make an otoshibuta (drop lid) with a sheet of parchment paper or aluminum foil and cover the pan. Simmer for 15-20 minutes to finish (※).
4. If you're serving them cold... let them rest until they've cooled down. Chill in the fridge with the soup.
5. Warm compote goes really nicely with ice cream.
6. You can also make it with white wine. I used 2 varieties apples - Jonathan and Tsugaru - and omitted the spices.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to use apples to make a healthy snack. I only used the minimum amount of sugar to reduce sweetness and added a hint of spices to suit my own taste.