Pancakes topped with spiced apples.
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Apple Molasses Compote

This morning, I noticed that there were a few apples that needed to be used up. I decided to try to make an apple molasses compote as a topping for some pancakes and give Dino a break from being the weekend breakfast chef. It turned out really well.

Sometimes the best recipes are put together with what you have laying around in your house!

Pancakes topped with spiced apples.

I’m guessing at the amounts here, so feel free to play around with them.

Apple Molasses Compote

  • 3 apples, peeled and diced
  • 1T butter
  • 1t fresh lemon juice
  • 2t molasses
  • 1T light brown sugar
  • 1t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  1. Melt butter in a saucepan.
  2. Add apples and sauté for a few minutes without browning them.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook over medium-low heat until soft, stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve on top of freshly griddled buttermilk pancakes.

Big Flavors Rating: 5 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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