Apple Raisin Compote

A delicious compote that is heavenly in the caramel apple cupcakes I make, as well as a topping for ice cream, in place of jam, or perhaps paired with a pork roast? Any way you use it, it's sure to please!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
3 1/2 cups


  • 4 tablespoons salted butter

  • 5 apples - peeled, cored, and finely chopped

  • ½ cup maple syrup

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup golden raisins

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add chopped apples and turn to coat. Cook apples, stirring frequently, until golden in color, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Slowly stir maple syrup, water, brown sugar, raisins, and cinnamon into the apples. Reduce heat and simmer until a thick syrup forms, about 15 minutes.

  3. Remove from heat and let stand for several minutes to thicken. Serve hot, or refrigerate and serve cold.

Cook's Notes:

A mix of Fuji and Golden Delicious apples gives the best results. When choosing 2 types of apples, make sure one type is crisp and one is soft, as they create a better texture.

If using unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

130 Calories
3g Fat
26g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 130
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 127mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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