Tisane de Pommes

  • Yield 4 servings

A tisane is a light infusion that serves as an aid to digestion.


2 large tart apples
1/4 cup raisins
1 stalk lemon grass, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 whole coriander sees
1/2 teaspoon whole cardamom seeds
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
1 quart filtered water


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Bake the whole apples, unpeeled, for about 45 minutes or until they are soft and wrinkled.
  3. Cut into quarters and place in a large glass jar; add the remaining ingredients, except the water.
  4. Bring the water to a boil and pour over apples. Let steep for two hours. Strain. May be served warm or cool. Garnish with peel of apple. Makes 1 quart.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Chef Mark Rosenstein’s In Praise of Apples, courtesy of the U.S. Apple Association



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