This quick and easy compote is full of flavor and perfect for a topping for your granola, ice cream, over pancakes, waffles, oatmeal or French Toast....a little something special for your breakfast!
3 T unsalted butter
2 lbs. apples I use a mix of granny smith and honey crisp
1/3 c. light brown sugar packed
1/4 tap salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup water
1 tsp cornstarch and 1 T water mixed
Squeeze of half a lemon
1/2 c. toasted pecans
Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Ad the brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. Cook until bubbly about a minute.
Add the apples, vanilla and saute, stirring until the apples are tender and caramelized, about 10-15 minutes.
Add water and toasted pecans, reduce heat to low and cook for about a minute. Add the cornstarch and water and stir until thickened slightly.
Remove from heat and squeeze in the lemon.
Serve warm or allow to cool completely before transferring to a glass container to refrigerate. The compote will be safe in refrigerator for about 1 week. Mine doesn't last that long!!