This year we had an amazing crop of blackberries growing in our garden. You really can’t beat homegrown fruit and veg!
I also grew runner beans and swapped some of these with a friend for her homegrown cooking apples. This combination is a match made in heaven when cooked together into a delicious Blackberry and Apple Compote. This recipe is literally from “Garden to Table”. You can’t get fresher than that!
I used to regularly make my husband his favourite pudding, Blackberry and Apple Crumble but since we have both been trying to follow a healthier diet and lose weight with Weight Watchers, I tend to make this compote instead. It’s full of fibre and natural antioxidants plus it tastes great topped with yoghurt, on porridge or on homemade banana pancakes.
I usually make a good bowlful then keep it in the fridge to snack on or have ready for breakfast toppings and speedy desserts.
Also, if you are following the Weight Watchers No Count Diet then this recipe is “Free” on the diet so enjoy.
Here’s the recipe:
400g of cooking apples (peeled and cored)
A teaspoon of Cinnamon
A teaspoon of Mixed spice
2- 3 tablespoons of water
Stir all the ingredients together. Put everything into a covered casserole dish and cook in the oven for around 30 minutes at 140C until the apples are soft or cook on high in a slow cooker for around 3 hours. You can also cook this on a low heat on the hob, in a covered skillet for around 25 min.
If you like a smoother compote, then just mash the cooked fruit with a potato masher or serve chunky. Enjoy hot or cold.
You can store covered in the fridge for a few days. Enjoy!