Recipe by Olha
This compote, a traditional dish made from dried fruit is served for Christmas Eve.
Top Review by mianbao
This is interesting! To me, the flavor is reminiscent of mincemeat, with the raisins and spices. I do like mincemeat, but think I would like this compote more if it were not quite so sweet. I think the addition of some fresh fruit, such as apples or pears, cooked in this syrup, might make it more appealing to me.
- 4 ounces dried prunes, pitted
- 4 ounces raisins
- 8 ounces dried apples, slices
- 8 ounces dried pear halves, quarters
- 1 cup honey (clover or wild)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 6 cloves
- 2 quarts apple cider
- 1 lemon, juice and peel of
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine fruit in a large pot and fill with enough cider to cover it by a third or more.
- (The fruit will absorb a lot of liquid.) Add cloves and lemon peel.
- Simmer until the larger pieces are cooked but not falling apart.
- Pour off liquid and cook until reduced by a third.
- To reduced liquid add honey, cinnamon, lemon juice, and fruit.
- Reheat, stirring.
- Taste, and add more lemon juice if needed.
- Serve warm in crystal or clear glass bowls.
- Keeps in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.