Polish Twelve Fruit Compote

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is from a library book about Christmas in Poland. It sites: "The Culinary Arts Institute Polish Cookbook". I haven't tried it yet but I may this Christmas. Sounds like it has flavor and fiber!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 6 quart pot combine water, mixed dried fruits, prunes and raisins. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer about 20 minutes, or until the fruits are plump and tender.
  2. Add the cherries, apples and cranberries. Stir in sugar, lemon and spices. Cover, simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Grate orange and reserve peel. Peel and section orange and add to pot.
  4. Stir in grapes or alternatives and brandy. Bring just to boiling and remove from heat.
  5. Stir in orange peel.
  6. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes.


Most Helpful

If you like a very light desert after the heavy meal - make this compote! Your family will love it! <br/>Easy to make, no mess, and guilt free to eat.

Dorota P. December 16, 2014

Now this was just GREAT! A few fruits make a nice compote ~ use twelve [actually 13 since I added some Goji berries that I had!] & you've got something that's REALLY GREAT! I made only one small adjustment, in that I added apricot brandy early-on so that i'd be sure to burn off the alcohol. This recipe helped me create a very tasty compote, great on a lot of things, or right out of the bowl! Thanks for sharing this!

Sydney Mike March 05, 2007

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