Black Elderberry Apple Cinnamon Compote Recipe with Black Elderberry Syrup

Published on October 30, 2019

Article, Recipes and Photographs by Lindsay Kluge (@gingertonicbotanicals)

This is a simple, delicious, low processed-sugar recipe to enjoy in the mornings, afternoons, or as a sweet treat on top of ice cream. The blend of sweet apples, tart black elderberry syrup, and a dash of honey and cinnamon makes a decadent, seasonal topping perfect for autumn. You can add this to anything you'd like to add a touch of sweetness, or it tastes great all by itself, making immune support 100% enjoyable this month.

Black Elderberry Apple Cinnamon Compote Recipe


  • 1 red apple (Honey Crisp, Gala, or Pink lady)
  • 1 teaspoon Black Elderberry Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet cinnamon powder


  1. Core and chop the apple into thin slices. In a small saucepan, add all ingredients and stir well, coating the apples with the syrup, honey, and cinnamon.
  2. Place on medium/low heat until you reach a mild boil, then reduce heat and let gently simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  3. After 10 minutes, remove from heat, and add to your favorite oatmeal, with a drizzle of extra elderberry syrup.

Serving Suggestion: Add this compote on top of warm oatmeal, topped with pecans (as pictured above).

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Lindsay Kluge MS, CNS, LDN, is a clinical herbalist and nutritionist, blogger, teacher and writer based in Lexington, VA. She is the creative spirit behind Ginger Tonic Botanicals, her wellness and herbal blog where she muses on herbal teas, simple nutritious recipes, and outdoor adventures to connect more deeply with the plant world. She spends much of her time as adjunct faculty with the Maryland University of Integrative Health teaching nutrition students, and contributes research, writing, stories, and herbal related articles to publications worldwide. Outside of her home office, you’ll find her backpacking the Blue Ridge Mountains with her dog, Gromit, pressing flowers around the fields of her home, rock climbing everywhere she can, and tending a quaint organic vegetable and herb garden.

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