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Love Apples But Can’t Eat Them? Don’t Quit Yet! Apple Compote Recipe

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Have you been told or found out apples aren’t for you? I used to really enjoy my daily apple. However, until that day in 2013 when I was told by a nutritionist that that healthy apple may be one of the reasons that causes stomach pain, makes me feel tired in the middle of the afternoon and possibly really upset my gut and digestive system, I went from eating an apple at least once a day to no apple in almost 3 years, until…

Although apples were my easy go to snacks in the afternoon, they simply are high in fructose and sorbitol, meaning they can cause digestive issues in some people.

In a conversation with a friend of ours, apples came up as he’d had terrible stomach pains and had been told by his doctor to quit apples as it was most likely the main cause of pain. At the time I thought he was another friend joining the club of “I Quit Apples”. Yet I  remained unsure on why this fruit is so popular considering a few people around me don’t digest apples.

I went home for Christmas 2016 and found freshly picked apples on the kitchen table. Surprised as I remembered my mum couldn’t digest them well either. I asked how come she had bought some and why she had so many!? it turned out she had her own secret to eating apples.


⇒ Perfect as a topping for your healthy porridge (check out our recipe)


She had been given freshly picked apples from a friend’s garden that were a bit ripe. She said they would be perfect to make into a compote. Compote? Surely this would have the same impact on me! Next day, my mum got into that apple compote making and within 35 minutes it was ready! morning porridge, afternoon snack, or evening dessert (with a scoop of ice cream), that week after Christmas I ate apple compote every single day for three days in a row and had absolutely no problems digesting them whatsoever! Here is her super quick and easy recipe:

Our simple and easy recipe for apple compote – gluten free – refined sugar free:

Apple Compote

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Perfect as a snack, on your morning porridge or as a dessert.

What you'll need:

  • Apples
  • 1.5 Litres Water

What to do:

  1. Peel and slice apples, discarding the cores and peel.
  2. Place apples in a large saucepan and add water.
  3. Stir the mixture over medium-high heat, cover until the mixture is boiling.
  4. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and cover.
  5. Stir regularly until the apples have cooked down (around 15 minutes or more) and the water has reduced. The apples should still have some texture.
  6. Remove from heat.


Tip: The apple compote can be served warm or cold. Add some cinnamon or other spices. There is no need to add sugar as it should already be sweet enough. Delicious as a dessert or with your morning porridge.

Enjoy and let us know how you got on below. You may even have a tip to share!

  1. Honestly Porridge
    Honestly Porridge says:

    Nice post, so glad you found a way to eat apples again; I’d cry if I was told I couldn’t eat my daily apple!

    My top tip is to add a bit of cinnamon to the apples when cooking and to add some thick plain yoghurt when eating them with porridge. (At first I was sceptical about the yoghurt and oats combination but now I’m addicted!!).

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