Fall Apple Drink (Compote)

{This post was created as part of a sponsored series with Socialstars and SPLENDA® Brand; all opinions are my own}Fall Apple drink that's simple, yet satisfying! | By Let the Baking Begin!

Hello ya’ll! It’s been a while. You see, I’ve been busy with having a baby, and now taking care of her. It’s the kind of busy that makes you exhausted beyond belief, but also the kind that makes your heart swoon and realize just how amazing and precious the little life is. I’ll have to do a separate post on our new little addition, but for now I’m here to share a simple, delicious Fall Apple Drink that we tend to make with apples any time the apple season hits.
Growing up, my grandma had a little orchard where they grew apples and pears among other thing. In the fall, they would make this Apple Drink or Compote (we called it that) and then can it in 3 quart jars, so that come winter we could all enjoy it.

As I mentioned in my previous posts, during pregnancy I had gestational diabetes, so most of the sweets and sugar stuff was off limits, well for the most part. That’s when I started drinking my tea, coffee or any other drinks without any added sugar. When you stay off sugar, your taste buds all of a sudden awaken and become very sensitive to anything sweet, to the point that you notice hints of sugar in stuff that you didn’t before.

Once in a while when I felt like I needed to have my tea to be sweet I would use the little packets of SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener. Because you know, when you tell yourself that you can not have something, then all of a sudden you need to have it or you feel like you’re going to die haha! It doesn’t hurt that Splenda Naturals gets its sweetness form Reb D, which means it doesn’t have the bitter aftertaste. Plus, SPLENDA® Brand makes the SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener with no added colors, preservatives, and non-GMO ingredients. The result? Great, sweet taste!

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Fall Apple Drink

Ingredients:
2.5 quarts water
3 large apples
1 orange
1 Tbsp vanilla Extract
Splenda Naturals with Stevia Extract

Fall Apple drink that's simple, yet satisfying! | By Let the Baking Begin!

How to make the Apple Drink: 
If you plan to eat the apples within the drink then, core, peel and chop the apples into pieces. If you do not plan to eat the apples, then you can just thoroughly wash the apples, core and chop them without peeling.
Bring water to a boil.

Fall Apple drink that's simple, yet satisfying! | By Let the Baking Begin!

Add the apples to the boiling water, juice of 1 orange, 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract and boil for about 2-3 minutes after the compote comes to a rolling boil.

Fall Apple drink that's simple, yet satisfying! | By Let the Baking Begin!
Turn the heat off and allow the drink to cool. Pour a cupful of liquid into a cup, add enough SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener to your drink to make it sweet – about 1 packet is enough for 1 cup.
The Apple Drink can be served over ice or just thoroughly chilled.

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  • lena

    Hi Marina! So good to hear back from you. Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! I saw her pix on FB, she is such a cutie pie! I am sure your family will spoil her with lots of love.
    God bless you all.
    P.S. it’s so nice to read your stories when you post new recipes. I enjoy reading the предисловие just as much as the recipe itself.lol.

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    • Hi Lena!
      Thank you so much Lena! It’s been a while since we had a baby in the family, so it’s a true joy to experience this all over again. It’s very hard to not want to shower her with kisses all day long))
      Thank you for your feedback on the предисловие. Sometimes it’s hard to know if anyone cares for those as I don’t get much feedback on stuff aside from the recipes))

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  • Love you blog! I was wondering if I could be added to your eat dessert first board on pinterest? Thanks!

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  • Tonya

    Marinochka,
    Congratulations with the new arrival!!!!! She is so beautiful and precious! Thank you for sharing your children, food and all of your incredible talents with us!!!!! You are an amazing mommy and wife! Wow!!!!!!!!! Thank you!

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