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After acquiring numerous apples from the customary apple-picking activities of the season, it is natural for one to question exactly what they will do with the endless bounty of fruits. Eating them as they come would get old after a while, and you don’t want them to decay… So why not cook them?

It’s understandable that the last thing you would want to do is spend an hour eating soggy apples (apologies for the visual), but that’s not what we are talking about when we say ‘cook’. We mean for you to incorporate it into a meal. Below, we have given you a delicious desert recipe to make, enjoy!

Poached Apples with Vanilla Yogurt  Courtesy of Bon Appétit 


1 1/2 cups fruity red wine (such as Syrah or Zinfandel)

3/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup fresh orange juice

2 3×1′ strips orange peel (white pith trimmed)

1 3×1′ strip of lemon peel (white pith trimmed)

1 cinnamon stick

1 whole star anise

4 medium apples

1 cup 2% Greek-style yogurt

1 1/2 tablespoons honey

1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise



1.       In a large saucepan over medium heat, mix the wine, sugar, orange juice, orange peel, lemon peel, cinnamon stick, star anise, and 2 cups of water together.

2.       Allow the mixture to boil, being sure to stir it so as to quickly dissolve all the sugar.

3.       Turn the heat to low and place in the apples. They should be pierce-able when prodded with a sharp knife. This should take approximately thirty minutes.

4.       When the apples have cooked, remove them from the liquid with a slotted spoon and place them in a dish.

5.       Strain the wine mixture into a clean saucepan and throw away the muck.

6.       Continue to boil the mixture until it is of a syrupy consistence, being sure to stir it occasionally. Remove it from the fire when it is ready and set it aside.

7.       For the yogurt, combine it and the honey into a bowl and scrape in the vanilla beans. Using a whisk, continue mixing the yogurt until it has a slightly fluffy texture.


To Serve

Divide the yogurt among the plates evenly, place the apples on top, and drizzle the warm syrup over it. Bon appétit!!!

We understand if you didn’t have the time to like or comment on this post (if we were eating a little piece of heaven, we wouldn’t have the time either), but when you do, we hope you say you enjoyed it! P.S. Go to our Partner of the Month, Washington Hill Liquors, to get your wine!