Simple Apple Compote

When my brother used to visit on leave from the Navy, this was one of his favorite dishes.

He would add it to homemade pancakes instead of maple syrup; pour it over store-bought vanilla ice cream and ate it hot out of the microwave.

Cut up one apple per serving. I like to use Gala, Granny or an apple with a little tartness to it.

Mix 2 tbsp equal parts sugar and cinnamon;

add 2 tbsp lemon juice per apple. Mix in microwave dish.

Cook on high for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.

Mix again and let cool for a couple of minutes.

It will be hot right out of the microwave.

You can also add raisins and a little lemon zest to give it extra zing.

Good cold, too!