Five-Spice Apples
Ming Tsai, Food Network

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Five-Spice Apples
Five-Spice Apples

Yield: 4 servings


Grape Seed oil to cook
1 small diced red onion
½ tablespoon five spice powder
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
1 C apple juice
1 Tbsp unsalted butter (optional)
Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. In a sauté pan, coat with oil and caramelize onions.
  2. Add five spice, sugar and apples. Deglaze with juice and season. Let mixture cook and reduce by 50 percent. The apples should remain intact and have some liquid left.
  3. Stir in the butter. Check for seasoning.
  4. Do not overcook apples to mash. This can be done in advance and reheated for plating.