Fruit Compote

Fruity and flavorful this simple Fruit Compote is perfect any time of year but especially when fruits are at the peak of their freshness!

I really wonder how many people still make compote, like our parents used to when we were kids? I do this all the time. Usually I stock my freezer up with berries during the summer when the berries are at the peak of their flavor and at a reasonable price, then throughout the next couple of months I make compote or fruit flavored drink with them. You can make compote with any kind of fruit, be it an apple, pear, plum or a berry. I’m sure we all know how to make it, but just in case you don’t, here it is.

Fruit  Compote

5 qts water
3 cups sugar (or to taste)
1 lbs berries (raspberry/blueberry/strawberry)
4-5 medium sized apples, cored and cut into medium sized pieces

Boil the water in a big pot. Add the sugar and apples. Let the apples cook for about 3-4 minutes. Drop the berries and boil for another 30 seconds. Turn off. Let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate and serve over ice.

If the berries don’t have enough acidity in them, I add juice of 1/2 lemon, but usually I don’t need to do this.

Fruity and flavorful this simple Fruit Compote is perfect any time of year but especially when fruits are at the peak of their freshness!

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  • I just made compote a few days after years of completely forgetting that such easy to make drink exists! Interesting that you posted this recipe only a few days after! Will try your recipe!!

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  • I don't like to post simple recipes like this, but sometimes I think, what if there is a lonely soul looking for a recipe of compote and I don't post the recipe and they will forever miss the taste of this wonderful drink… Hold on, I think I got a little carried away lol)))) haha.. but yeah, I don't usually post things like this, I am not sure why I decided to put this one up.
    My mom makes compote all the time and I used to hold on to my raspberries like they are the last thing I'll own, wanting to give them an opportunity to be in something more grand, like… Raspberry Frangipane Tart, but then I realized that if I don't use them up a couple of months after I freeze them, I will most likely end up tossing them alltogether cuz I don't like things that have been sitting in my freezer for too long, so since then I have been making compote on regular basis.

    Oh, and great minds think alike 😉

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  • Marina, I was that lonely soul!!! Only, I looked someone else's recipe since yours wasn't up quite yet! So ye, we do exist!!!

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  • Oh wow, didn't think there was one russian who didn't know how to make it, but this just proves the point that there is no such thing as “too simple”. Hopefully this can serve others that are still not in in 'the know'))

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