Apples in red wine

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 kilograms Apples (2 1/4 lb) You NEED an apple that will hold its shape during cooking !!
5 decilitres Red wine ( 1 pint)
1 \N Stick cinnamon
250 grams Sugar (9 oz)

Ten hours in advance, cook the wine, cinnamon and sugar over a brisk heat for 10 minutes, using a broad, shallow saucepan.

Peel the apples and, using a melon-baller of about 2½ cm (1 in) diameter, cut them into little balls.

Throw the apple-balls into the hot wine. They should not overlap: this is why you need a broad, shallow pan. Simmer them for 5 to 7 minutes, covered with aluminium foil to keep them submerged.

When the apples are cooked but still firm, remove the pan from the stove. Let the apple-balls macerate in the red wine for about 10 hours to take on a good red colour.

Serving: well chilled, with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, or in a selection of cold fruit desserts.

From: Fredy Girardet, Cuisine spontanee, M-Papermac, 1985, ISBN 0-333-40957-4

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