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A question about a recipe: Quick Pickled Apples

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I have a question about the recipe "Quick Pickled Apples" from hardlikearmour. What would you use in these instead of star anise? I'm just not that crazy about the spice, as it tends to overwhelm other flavors on on my palate. Thanks, everyone. ;o)

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asked 11 months ago
Junechamp
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added 11 months ago

How about stick cinnamon? Cinnamon is always a good flavor wth apples. Or you could go with cardamom, though I prefer it with pears. Or allspice is a little "exotic."

Hilary_sp1
added 11 months ago

Cardamom would be my pick. I always add cardamom to my apple pie spice mix.

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AntoniaJames

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added 11 months ago

Thanks so much. All of these suggestions sound good. Maybe I'll try some using each . . . . thinking, too, that I might add some candied orange peel with the allspice; and I do like nutmeg with cardamom. The possibilities seem endless. ;o)

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added 11 months ago

I like cardamom, too. Perhaps some cloves? Sparingly.

Chris_in_oslo
Greenstuff

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added 11 months ago

You (or we, as I can think of no excuse not to make these!) might also experiment with alternatives to the maple syrup, which is a dominating taste as well and might interfere with some of the different spice options.