From the White Lotus Kitchen

Warm Winter Apples

Apples are one of the symbolic celebrations the season.  They herald that the harvest is in.  This delicious recipe for Warm Winter Apples makes a lovely breakfast or a satisfying, healthy dessert.  Tart apples juxtapose the sweet flavor of cinnamon (good for balancing blood sugar) and are accompanied by a spicy nip of nutmeg.  The ingredients are fragrantly wrapped in the scent of vanilla which always works to calm our senses.  These warm apples are a perfect expression of the season.

This beautiful recipe is shared by our new chef, Tamara Evertt.  It is just one of the many gifts she brings to the White Lotus Kitchen where our food philosophies meld and her talents for inspiring well being blossom into delicious, plant-based, farm-to-table meals that are quickly making her a beloved new member of the family. 

Warm Winter Apples are simply perfect on their own.  They are also delicious served with granola, topped with toasted nuts or toasted buckwheat and warm milk.  The apples go beautifully over oatmeal with yogurt, and the addition of fresh seasonal berries or pomegranate seeds.  They make a fabulous crepe filling or topping for pancakes.  And, there is nothing better than serving them with fresh whipped cream.  Tamara says: This is one of my fast and favorite go to's.   

From our kitchen to yours, Happy Holidays!


4 crisp, tart apples, cored and diced or sliced per preference
Healthy pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Splash of vanilla
1/2 cup water

Serves 2-4 

Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil and simmer 15 minutes with the lid on or until the apples are soft.  Keep an eye on the water level, adding more if necessary. There is no need to peel the apples or to add sweetener.