Sunday, October 5, 2008

VeganMoFo and Caramel Ginger Apple Compote over Pancakes

So I have decided to take the Vegan Iron Chef Challenge. The 2 "secret ingredients" are ginger and apples. I have an unexpected Sunday morning off of work, so I decided to make pancakes!

Yet, there are no apples or ginger in pancakes. In comes the Caramel Ginger Apple Compote!

3 apples, cored, peeled and cubed
1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup soy creamer (vanilla or plain)
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp water

In a sauce pan, add the apples, sugar, ginger, cinnamon and salt. Toss to coat. Bring to a simmer on medium low heat, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. As the sugar melts and the apples release their juices, a soupy delicious smelling mixture will form. Reduce heat to low and simmer until apples are nice and tender...about 15 minutes. Add in the margarine ans creamer. Stir to melt, allow to come back to a simmer. Mix together the cornstarch and water to create a slurry and slowly add to the mixture, stirring constantly. Turn off the heat, and continue to stir until a nice caramelly sauce consistency is reached. Pour over pancakes or waffles or french toast or ice cream and enjoy this sweet, slightly salty treat!


LizNoVeggieGirl said...


Anonymous said...

This. looks. amazing. I can't even express how good this sounds. Yumm. Major apple craving now!

Lisa -- Cravin' Veggies said...

Now THAT is a great idea!

Megan said...


Tami said...

What a wonderful way to start your day!

Karyn said...

Mmmm - I just learned that my roommates have been hiding a waffle iron from me. Maybe I will have to pour the extra ginger-caramel that I made for the challenger over waffles (I am just not a pancake girl, I'm afraid).

Bex said...

those look so good, I'd eat those for breakfast.

Anonymous said...

This looks really good! I made something like this too today!

Anonymous said...

This looks really good! I made something like this too today!

Amy said...

YUM!! Joni, this sounds (and looks) incredible!

Sheree' said...

My goodness does that look brillant!

Sheree' said...

My goodness does that look brillant!

half pint pixie said...

Oh wow, my mouth is actually watering looking at that! yummmy!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Sounds fabulous!

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