This is a compote of apples, raisins, and pecans that is delicious over pork or chicken, pound cake, yogurt, or ice cream.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir pecans in melted butter until lightly toasted, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer toasted pecans to a bowl with a slotted spoon, reserving butter in pan. Cook and stir apples in reserved butter until apples begin to soften, about 2 minutes; add sugar.

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  • Stir water, raisins, and salt into apple mixture. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until raisins are plump, about 5 minutes. Add whiskey, vanilla extract, and toasted pecans.

Nutrition Facts

137 calories; protein 1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 14.3g 5% DV; fat 8.9g 14% DV; cholesterol 12.2mg 4% DV; sodium 2.3mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2013
I used this on a pumpkin spike cake ("Easy Pumpkin Muffins", but baked in 9x13) last night & it was delicious. I used dried blueberries (because I had run out of dried cranberries & don't keep raisins on hand). The recipe doesn't say how much water to use...I used about 1/2 - 2/3 cup. I also cooked it down a lot longer than this says....I wanted the apples really soft & for it to be a bit "saucier" to spoon over the cake. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2013
I used this on a pumpkin spike cake ("Easy Pumpkin Muffins", but baked in 9x13) last night & it was delicious. I used dried blueberries (because I had run out of dried cranberries & don't keep raisins on hand). The recipe doesn't say how much water to use...I used about 1/2 - 2/3 cup. I also cooked it down a lot longer than this says....I wanted the apples really soft & for it to be a bit "saucier" to spoon over the cake. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2015
Yummy!! Substituted brown sugar for white, added 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg. Also simmered on low for another 5 minutes after I added whiskey etc. Planning to serve over goat cheese with honey and almond/raisin baguette toast rounds. Can't wait for it to cool down so I can get to tasting!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2016
This was my first try at Apple compote. The recipe was fine. I added about 1/4 cup of water to the apples, and I used very large Granny Smith apples. The topping was good on waffles and I Think it would work in crepes as well. This is a solid basic recipe that you can customize as you see fit. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2013
Looks great but you didn't specify how much water to use. =( I definitely like the addition of the butter though! And I like to use mango rum in my fruit compotes when I can. But tonight I think I'm going to make this using a bit of cranberry juice. Bet that'll be mahvelous! =) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2014
Delicious. I served warm over ice cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2018
Traded the whiskey for Triple Sec. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2013
only one problem so yummy its always gone so yummy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2019
Delicious over waffles Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2020
Made to serve with pancakes. I omitted the salt pinch because I used salted butter, only used 1/4 cup water but make sure not to overdo it! Reduced to 2 apples which was enough for 6 people. Read More