The Fifty-Seventh Presidential Inauguration on January 21, 2013 presented by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

Apple Wild Cherry Compote

Served at the Inaugural Luncheon, 2005


  • 1 1/2 quarts water
  • 20 ounces sugar
  • 2 each cinnamon sticks
  • 2 each cloves
  • 4 each apples
  • 12 ounces sour cherries
  • 1 pint blackberries


  1. Peel and core apples, cut each into 10 wedges.

  2. Bring water, sugar, cinnamon sticks and cloves to boil. Reduce and keep simmering. Add apple wedges and simmer for 5 minutes until just soft.

  3. Use a slotted spoon to remove apples and place in cherries and blackberries. Simmer for two minutes.

  4. Return apples to syrup, remove from heat and serve.

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