Apple Compote with Buckwheat Flake Crumble

Apple Compote with Buckwheat Flake Crumble

Apples are readily available year round so this recipe is super easy and delicious any time of year! The vanilla sauce is a delicious cream-like accompaniment.
Author: Sharon McCormick



  • 6 large sweet apples
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/2 the juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  • Dry Ingredients
  • ¾ cup raw buckwheat flakes
  • ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • Wet Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Vanilla cream

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1/2 the vanilla beans of a pod or 1 tsp of vanilla extract


Vanilla Cream

  • Mix honey and vanilla into the yogurt and set aside. This can be made ahead as the flavors will enhance as it sits. This is also a great recipe to use to dip fresh fruit into!

For Filling

  • Core, peel and slice apples into thick slices.
  • Place butter in a pan and melt. Once the butter is melted add the apples and brown sugar. Cook for about 2 - 3 minutes then add cinnamon and lemon juice. Continue to cook until apples are tender (about 3 - 4 more minutes). Dived apples between the serving dishes and set aside.

For Crumble

  • In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
  • In a smaller bowl, mix the wet ingredients until combined. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and stir until the dry ingredients are thoroughly coated and wet.
  • Melt 1 tsp of butter in pan on low heat. Add crumble and cook until golden brown; stirring constantly so the crumble doesn’t burn.
  • Divide over top of each bowl and serve with vanilla cream on the side or on top of the apple crumble. For a fancier occasion, layer the apple and crumble in a glass or jar to make a parfait using the yogurt sauce for the topping.


As local fruits come into season, substitute the apples for any fruit such as peaches, blueberries or strawberries! You can also mix fruits together!