apple and pear compote

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wonderful topping for a myriad of things: ice cream, pancakes, you name it! Easy to make... adapted from Wegmans

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 30 min

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners

Dietary guidance: v v n g d 

Tags: dessert ยท


2 cups apple cider
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 Tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp unsalted butter, divided
2 medium (about 1 lb total) Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, small diced
2 medium (about 1 1/2 lbs total) Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, small diced
1 vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise


Combine apple juice, vinegar, and brown sugar in medium saucepan. Simmer on medium-high, uncovered, stirring occasionally until reduced to 2 Tbsp, 15-20 min. (Be careful - it turns the corner QUICK!)

Melt 1 tsp butter in saute pan on medium. Add apples, pears, and vanilla bean. Cook 3-4 min until softened. Scrape tiny seeds from vanilla bean into fruit mixture - discard pod. Stir in reduced apple cider glaze to finish apple & pear compote. Cool to room temp.


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