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Traditional Dutch apple compote is similar to Dutch apple sauce, but is much firmer and contains additional ingredients, such as raisins and sliced almonds, for added bite. Apple compote is typically enjoyed in the Autumn in the Netherlands, and is a delicious accompaniment to hearty meat, poultry and game dishes.
First wash the apples, remove the cores and cut into wedges. Pop into a heavy-duty pan and add the vanilla sugar, sugar, raisins, sliced almonds, and two tablespoons of water. Bring the mixture to the boil and leave to simmer for fifteen minutes on a low heat, taking care to constantly stir until the apples are soft and begin to fall apart. Finally, allow the apple compote to cool before storing in your fridge for later use.
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