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
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Bake the whole apples, unpeeled, for about 45 minutes or until they are soft and wrinkled.
- Cut into quarters and place in a large glass jar; add the remaining ingredients, except the water.
- 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