Each Month

Chef Mimi, a novice at slow cookin, will choose 1 ingredient (meat/veggie/fruit/herb) to be thrown in the crock. Chef Tiffany, an experienced slow cookin specialist, will then post a recipe featuring the ingredient of the week, challenging Mimi to learn new moves in the kitchen.

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as we discover tips and tricks to getting down with your slow cooker.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Consumption: Apple Compote Surprise

According to Frankie's comment on the recipe post below, this dessert was going to turn out like "apple pie without the crust". 

After I got home from work, I peered into my crock and was so disappointed to see my tasty looking apples turn into a mushy, murky-colored liquid; it was like a runny apple sauce.

However, looks can be deceiving! 
This dessert was incredible!  Full of flavor and simply scrumptious!!  I served with all the recommended:  vanilla ice cream, toasted almonds, whip cream and extra cinnamon.

Did I cook this too long?  Maybe I cut the apples too small like I did with the sweet potatoes in the Traditional Beef Stew recipe.  I have heard people say you have to build a relationship with your appliances in the kitchen.  For example, I know my oven only cooks evenly if I place the pan over to the left, just a smidge.  More experimenting with the crock is the best answer!

Tips and Tricks
- Chef Mimi 

1 comment:

  1. One bowl wasn't enough!! I didn't miss the crust at all :)