I have been thinking about this recipe even way before apple season started. After our visit to the apple farm a few weeks ago this was one of the recipe’s I first tested. I had to hold off sharing it until now because I want to save it for the special #aisforalltheapples party we have going on today. Myself and other fabulous foodie bloggers are sharing our favorite apple recipe this season.
I know that Rose is associated as a summer wine, but I am on a mission to make it an all year round drink. It goes with every kind of meal right?! Using it as a poaching liquid for apples is so perfect as the beautiful blush is absorbed by the apples.
Makes 4 Servings
4 small to medium sized green apples. Golden Delicious if you can get them
1/2 bottle Rose
1/4 cup Cassava Sweetener
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Star Anise
1 Tablespoon dried rosebuds
1 Tablespoon Rosewater
Extra Rosebuds, Lemon Balm Leaves or Mint Leaves to garnish
Peal all the apples and leave the steam on and place in a sauce pan. Pour over the rose until all the apples are covered and then add in the cassava sweetener, cinnamon stick, clove, star anise and dried rosebuds.
Take parchment paper and cut into a circle to fit inside the sauce pan. Place on top of the apples and poaching liquid (this helps the apples stay in the liquid for even poaching). Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat to low simmer for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes check the to see if the apples have softened and cooked through. The ideal is to have them soft, but not mushy.
Take the apples out and set aside. Take out the cinnamon stick, clove, star anise and dried rosebuds and turn up the heat to medium and let simmer for about 10 minutes or until the liquid has reduced to almost half.
Let cook to room temperature and then add in the rosewater.
To serve place each apple on an individual plate and spoon over the rosewater reduction and sprinkle with some extra dried rose buds. Top each apple with a single lemon balm or mint leaf and enjoy! You can also serve it with some vanilla ice cream or coco whip.
Check out all my other friends apple recipes here:
Cloudy Kitchen’s Salted Caramel and Apple Babka
Square Meal Round Table’s Chai Spiced Tarte Tatin
The Wood and Spoon’s Maple Apple Cake
The Cooking of Joy’s Deep Fried Apple Dumplings with Miso Caramel Dipping Sauce
Pensive Foodie’s Mini Bacon Crusted Apple Pies
My Kitchen Love’s Bird’s Nest Caramel Apple Cake
More Icing Than Cake’s Apple Butter Pretzels with Rosemary Cheddar Dip
Casey Joy Lister’s Waldorf Salad’s Twisted Sister
The Kitchen Sink’s Apple Cheddar Loaf
What Should I Make For’s Apple Puff Pastry Tarts
Jessie Sheehan Bakes’ Apple Fritters
Smart in the Kitchen’s Gluten Free Apple Cranberry Crisp
This Healthy Table’s Cardamom Apple Tart
Figs & Flour’s Apple Purple Potato Pizza
Something New for Dinner’s Savory Bread Pudding with Apples, Sausage, and Pecan
Always Eat Dessert’s Apple Spice Scones with Maple Bourbon Glaze
The Soup Solution’s Fennel Sausage and and Apple Dressing (Stuffing)
Lemon Thyme and Ginger’s Smoky Maple Apple Dutch Baby
Gobble the Cook’s One Pan Pork Chops and Sausages with Apple
Hola Jalapeno’s Fluffy Apple Chili Biscuits
Salt and Wind’s Pomegranate Ginger Apple Cider Punch
What Annie’s Eating’s Butternut Squash/Apple Soup with Asiago and Sage Croutons
Flours in Your Hair’s Brown Butter Bourbon Apple Pie
Confetti Kitchen’s Kale Salad with Chicken and Apple
Salted Plains’ Gluten-Free Apple Crumb Cake
Easy and Delish’s Fun Candy Corn Apple Pops
This Mess is Ours’ Easy Baked Apple Custard
Butter Loves Company’s Gingerbread with Brandied Apples
Zestful Kitchen’s Puffed Apple Pancake
Sweet Pillar Food’s Apple Honey Brie
A Farmgirl’s Dabbles Peanut Butter Apple Cookies
Amee’s Savory Dish’s Peanut Butter Protein Dip
Especially Southern Dishes’ Apple Pie Egg Rolls
Pie Girl Bakes’ Salted Caramel Apple Pie
Cocoa and Salt’s Vegan Apple Stuffin’ Muffins
Saltnpepperhere’s Honey Apple Muffins
Worthy Pause’s Thanksgiving-in-Your-Mouth Paleo Stuffing
Baking The Goods’ Apple Cheddar and Thyme Scones
Measuring Cups Optional’s Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake
Inspired by the Seasons’ Brussels Sprout & Apple Slaw
Sprouting Radiance’s White Bean and Apple Soup
Feed the Swimmer’s Apple Buckwheat Galette with Halva and Maple Tahini
It’s a Veg World After All’s Individual Microwave Apple Crisp
Farm and Coast Cookery’s Apple Cider Donut “French Toast”
Champagne and Cookies’ Apple Cheddar Galette
What’s Karen Cooking’s Country Apple Cake with Cardamom Apple Compote
The Foodie and the Fit’s Venetian Bread Pudding with Apples
Ful-filled’s Milopita – Greek Apple Cake