Recipes and Cooking Spice-Poached Apples We love when amazingly simple desserts are also amazingly delicious. When your favorite fall fruit hits its peak, infuse it with warm spices, wine, tangy citrus, and more. By Colleen Weeden Colleen Weeden As a food expert, Colleen Weeden has written extensively for Better Homes & Gardens. From airfryer tips to advice on how to poach an egg, she shares her passion for food with practical, easy-to-follow tips. She has also contributed to Midwest Living magazine. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on September 20, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Dera Burreson Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 25 mins Total Time: 35 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients Desired Poaching Liquid 6 cooking apples (such as Braeburn, Jonathan, or Gala), peeled, halved, and cored Blackberries, chopped pistachios, and/or mascarpone cheese (optional) Directions In 5- to 6-qt. pot bring liquid, sugar, and spice to boiling. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Add apples; return to boiling. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 10 to 15 minutes until apples are tender. Remove from heat. Cool apples in syrup. Serve apples with berries, pistachios, and/or mascarpone, if desired. White Wine Poached Apples: Use 2 cups water, 2 cups dry white wine, 1 cup granulated sugar, and 2 star anise. Red Wine-Pomegranate Poached Apples: Use 2 cups dry red wine; 1 cup pomegranate juice; 1 cup water; 1/4 cup packed brown sugar; 2 cinnamon sticks; 8 whole cloves; and 4 whole allspice. Citrus-Maple Poached Apples: Use 2 cups water, 2 cups orange juice, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 2 cinnamon sticks, and 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 122 Calories 28g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 122 % Daily Value * Sodium 3mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 28g 10% Total Sugars 22g Calcium 13mg 1% Iron 0.2mg 1% Potassium 193mg 4% Folate, total 5.3mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.