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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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Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Recipe: Apple-Rum Compote

Prep:  15 mins
Cook:  Low 7-8 hours, High 4-5 hours
Serving Size:  12
Category:  Desserts

  • 8 peeled and cored cooking apples (4 Granny Smith / 4 Golden delicious) cut into 1 inch cubes 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 
  • 1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 tablespoon honey 
  • 3 tablespoons rum (I used whiskey, of course!)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup apple juice 
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream 
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
Layer cut apples in the crock.  Add sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey and tapioca and pour in the apple juice, lemon juice and rum/whiskey. 

Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 7 - 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 - 5 hours.  

Serve on top of vanilla ice cream and top with whip cream, toasted almonds and more cinnamon.

This was my first time making this recipe but def not my last!!!  It was so easy to prepare and the perfect ending to the day!!

This recipe is also a perfect topping for pancakes, waffles and french toast! Mmmmmmm!


  1. This was the perfect dessert to eat slowly and savor the taste!! It basically was like all the great stuff inside an apple pie without the crust, but doesn't lack any of the goodness! I am one step closer to buying a slow cooker!

  2. I started making this today! It's so awesome knowing I'll have an amazing dessert waiting for me when I get home from work! Thanks Tiff for the helpful links on tapioca.... I didn't have a clue what that was. I remember a scene from the movie "Benny & Joon", where Joon craves tapioca pudding, but that's as far as my knowledge goes! Hahaha