Apple Cherry Compote with Hazelnuts
6 Apples (3 sweet and 3 sour)
3 oz hazelnuts
1/2 c dried cherries
1 orange, zested and juiced (optional)
Heat the oven to 350. Place the hazelnuts in the oven. Roast for 10 mins, stirring regularly. You want then to roast not burn. Remove from the oven and with a clean towel rub the nuts. This will remove the skins. If you don't get them all that is fine. You just want the major chunks. When the nuts have completely cooled place them on a flat surface and smash them with a rolling pin or knife.
Core and chop the apples into bite size pieces (~1/4-1/2 inch). Place in pot with remaining ingredients. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for 15-20 mins or until the apples are soft.
Place in pint jars and process for 15 mins.