150 Apples with Ginger, Orange and Walnuts

When maple syrup is out of reach, this apple, orange and ginger compote is ready to save your morning pancakes.

Not long ago, the lack of maple syrup in my kitchen cupboard would prevent me from making pancakes for breakfast. I didn’t see a point of enjoying one without the other – until I did. They say that the need is behind most great inventions, and it was no other story with this apple, orange and ginger compote. Maybe it’s not most adventurous of inventions, but I can assure you that it works very well with pancakes indeed. Another plus? It keeps well in the fridge, and the longer you leave it, the more interesting the walnuts will get. Recipe below!

Apple compote with chopped walnuts in a bowl on a chessboard

Apples with Ginger, Orange and Walnuts

3 apples
1 orange (juice and zest)
1/2tsp grated ginger
pinch of cinnamon
2tsp honey
2tbsp light brown sugar
squeeze of lemon juice
handful of walnuts, chopped

1. Peel, core and chop the apples into small chunks. Add the chunks into a saucepan with sugar, honey and a splash of water. Cook on medium heat, stirring often, until the apples are fragrant.
2. Add orange juice and zest, squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of cinnamon. Mix everything well, cover with a lid and cook on low heat for about 15-20minutes, stirring from time to time.
3. Meanwhile, chop the walnuts and have them ready somewhere on the side. This is also when you start frying pancakes, if that’s what you intend to have this compote with.
4. When ready, move the apples into a bowl and sprinkle with chopped walnuts. Alternatively, you can mix the walnuts in, move the compote into a jar and store in the fridge for later use.

A bowl of apple compote with walnuts on a chessboard


  1. Nice combination….


  2. Ooooh yummy idea! Thsnks for sharing!❤️


  3. Hi! This reminds me of my childhood <3
    Is there a replacement for sugar in this recipe?


    1. Hi! Glad to be of help with bringing memories back :)) As for sugar replacement: if you use sweet dessert apples and a bit more honey, it should be okay 😁


      1. Happy times :) thanks for the answer! I believe that the smell of this compote will fill my kitchen soon :)

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