August 31, 2016
It's harvest time. Beautiful produce awaits in most every market ... from the fruits to the greens to the legumes and root veggies, we're toasting summer's end and looking toward the season of hot pies, roasts, turkey, ham and ... leftovers.
What's the absolute best in markets right now? APPLES. They're just pure crunchy, sweet, tart, juicy goodness. And boy, are they amazing when made into a compote seasoned with some of the best hot sauce around: Pura Vida! Famous Original Recipe. Here's how to do it, easy-peasy. You can serve this compote on or with everything from ham sandwiches to ice cream. It's fabulously versatile, and truly delicious. You're welcome.
Pura Vida! Apple Compote
4 medium to large apples, cored, peeled and chopped
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
3 tbs Pura Vida! Famous Original Recipe (or more to taste)
2 cups water
1 or 2 tsps olive oil
kosher salt to taste
Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and onions to the pan and cook until they caramelize, then add garlic and stir.
Move the onions and garlic to one side of the pan, add a little more olive oil to the empty side of the pan and then add the apples.
Cook until the apples are caramelized. Fold the apples into the onions and add the Pura Vida Sauce and water.
Bring the compote to a simmer and cook until the liquid reduces. Cut the heat and season to your liking with kosher salt.
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