Bakeapple Gastrique

Difficulty: easy Prep Time: Total Time:
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar or sherry vinegar
1/2 cup bakeapples (if using thawed berries, no need to drain)
1/4 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Simmer honey and vinegar in a small saucepan over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. It will begin to thicken. Add the bakeapples and simmer for another 5 minutes, or until the sauce becomes syrupy (it should be a little thinner than real maple syrup).Remove from heat and add salt and pepper.
Serve warm over roast chicken, as we have done in the photo, or over fish, pork, or vegetables such as sweet potatoes or squash. It's also delicious when allowed to cool and then drizzled over cheese such as brie, camembert, blue or ricotta. Another lovely idea is to serve it over freshly baked, cheese-filled phyllo hors d'oeuvres. Gastrique will keep for up to two weeks in the refrigerator. Let it cool to room temperature, or gently reheat, before serving.