Winter is a wonderful time for all kids of warming drinks. That’s true that this year we have been truly spoiled by the weather, and a hard frost as well as snowdrifts seem to belong to the past. Despite that fact it’s still nice to drink something well-seasoned, something that will make the blood circulate in our body a little bit faster, but also something that will please our taste buds, which after all are willing to experience such extraordinary sensations. However, what should we do if we cannot drink a glass of mulled wine in the middle of the day?
I’ve never been fond of dried fruit compote and especially its strange flavor, because it neither looked nor tasted well. That’s true that with age our preferences tend to change, however, in my case, I was also lucky to find a delicious recipe for such a compote, whose ingredients bring back memories from my childhood – which seem to be no longer relevant. All these thanks to a wonderful author, who not only stimulates the imagination of her readers through introducing them to a wonderful world of fiction mixed with true events, but also shares recipes which have been ruling in her family for years. Ałbena Grabowska, as has been mentioned before, proposed dried fruit compote in a completely new shape, you can find this recipe in one of her books titled: ‘Stulecie Winnych. Notes kulinarny’.
- 200 g of prunes without stones inside
- 100 g of dried apples
- 100 g of dried pears
- 100 g of dried apricots
- 100 g of dried cranberries or figs
- 1 orange
- 1 lemon
- 5-6 cloves
- a piece of cinnamon bark
Rinse and drain your dried fruit, pour it with boiled water. Leave the pot with such prepared fruit for around 3-4 hours.
Wash the citruses well, next blanch and slice them well. Add all the citruses to dried fruit together with the cinnamon bark and cloves. Simmer everything for around 25 minutes. You should be careful not to make the fruit fall apart while boiling. Taste the compote, if you like sweet flavors, you should definitely season it with honey.
This variation of dried fruit compote has really stolen my heart, I hope that you will also fall in love with it. Bon Appetit!
See you around!
You will find this and many more recipes in the book titled: ‘Stulecie Winnych. Notes kulinarny’.
Comments: 13 replies added
Dried fruit is so good. I would have never thought to make a compote out of it, I'm going to have to try this.
This looks so tasty. I don't think I've ever made fruit compote before.
I bet that tasted fabulous! Can't beat fruit juices, never tried using dried fruit before?
I bet that smelled so good while it was cooking. This is a drink that I would like.
That sounds like a yummy combination of fruits. I'd have a hard time adding the fruit to the drink because I absolutely love dried fruit!
oh i love kompot but never thought of actually doing it myself!!! This is soooo exciting, will try to make it soon.
I've never made a compote before, I do love dried fruit though, especially dried apricots.
I don't know that I would love the dried fruit part, but then when you add the spices in, I feel like it redeems the whole thing. I actually would love to try this recipe.
I bet this made your house smell AMAZING!
Everything in here sounds delicious! I bet it smells divine. I like warm drinks like this. It sounds like I might fall in love with it.
Compote out of dried fruit? What a fun idea. And i bet making this makes your whole how smell SO GOOD. Yum!
I never thought about making a compote with dried fruits, a combo of lovely aroma.
I grew up on compote! I love it when I was a kid.