TGIF!!! I am always happy for Friday, but I am particularly happy this week. My husband has been out of town for work all week and he gets home tonight!
Once again French Fridays with Dorie had the perfect recipe for the kind of week I had. Compote de Pommes is French for applesauce. We made applesauce! The perfect easy-to-make, kid-friendly, comforting snack or dessert.
While applesauce is easy enough to make, this recipe added a few twists to make it interesting. First of all, there are two end results to choose from: traditional applesauce, or a thicker, jammier version. I chose the more traditional applesauce. The recipe has you cook down the apples with a bit of brown sugar. After puréeing, you can add more sugar to sweeten it up and also some optional vanilla. I left out the extra sugar, but tried the vanilla.
This was yummy! I liked the subtle vanilla flavor, but it would be equally good without it. Since this recipe is in the dessert chapter, I decided to treat it as such, and served my applesauce with a dollop of whipped cream. It made a healthy dessert seem decadent!
Have a great weekend…I know I will!