How to cook compote?
Compote is a traditional drink for Russia and many Eastern European countries. Compote spreading got closer to the 18th century, although they were known earlier. Compote perfectly quenches thirst and has an excellent taste. Interested? Let's learn how to make compote and from which you can make compote.
Options how to make compote
Ways to cook fruit compote - a great many. But the basis of all methods is that the product from which it is made (berries, fruit) is dried, and then boiled in water with added sugar. Use compotes only chilled.
Let's look at ways to make compote. For a child, for an adult - it does not matter, compotes are equally useful for all people. The main thing in this question - how to cook compote in order to achieve the desired result. Below are some well-known recipes for cooking compote yourself.
Most often they are interested in how to make compote from apples. This is the most common type of compote. So, cook apple compote.It is necessary to wash the apples, remove the cores and chop. Then put them in a saucepan, pour water and add sugar. It is necessary to cook for 20-25 minutes on low heat. As for proportions, a glass of sugar is usually added to a kilogram of apples and poured with two liters of water. There is some trick on how to boil an apple compote delicious: do not add all the sugar at once, add half after boiling water. Before use, our compote must be filtered and cooled. Enjoy, apple compote is ready!
Wild Rose Compote
How to cook the rosehip compote? Make sure you have:
- Half a glass of dry wild rose berries (or a whole glass of fresh);
- Approximately 600 grams of sugar;
- Lemon juice (tablespoon);
- A glass of fresh berries (raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries).
So, now we can start to make the rosehip compote. Choose the largest berries of wild rose, wash them with water. Peel the berries from the villi and cut them in half to get the seeds, they will not be useful to us. Rinse the berries again.
Cook sugar syrup, it's simple. Boil a liter of water and add sugar, all 600 grams. Boil until the sugar dissolves, then pour all the previously prepared rose hips into it. Allow this infusion to boil for another 2-4 minutes.
Time to cook compote! Add two liters of water to our improvised rosehip compote, add cooked berries (raspberries, strawberries ...) and let them boil in a “new composition”. After boiling, remove the container from the heat and let it stand for half an hour. Traditional straining, add lemon juice, cool, and our rosehip compote is ready to eat!
How to cook cherry compote
To cook cherry compote, you will need:
- Half a kilo of cherries (cherries);
- 10 tablespoons of sugar;
- 1 liter of clean water;
- A tablespoon of citric acid (freshly squeezed lemon juice will do; you need two tablespoons).
Before cooking syrup from cherry, sort out the berries. Carefully wash the cherries, but do not remove the bones!
- We put the pot on the fire, pour water into it.
- After waiting for boiling, add sugar and add citric acid.
- Boil until sugar is dissolved, then put the cherry berries in the pan.
- Again bring to a boil and remove from heat.
- Cover the pan with a lid, let cool in this state.
We cooked cherry compote, it remains only to cool it well in the refrigerator and use it! By the way, the amount of sugar varies depending on how sour your cherry is: the more sour it is, the more you add sugar.This method of cooking compote coincides with how to cook a compote of prunes.
Vitamin Blast or Cranberry Compote
Yes, cooking cranberry compote is not an easy task. Regarding other compotes, of course. In general, only positive reviews can be heard about cranberry compote: it is tasty, healthy and ... beautiful. Yes, in addition to the crazy content of vitamin C, cranberry compote looks very attractive due to its rich red color and viscous structure. And the taste doesn’t compare at all with anything - this is the most cranberry that you can taste in your life, even better and richer than the cranberry itself.
So, how to cook cranberry compote? To begin, let's sort out the berries, excluding the unripe, overripe and crushed. After that, very carefully wash the cranberries with running water. Pour into a colander, let the water drain and pour the cranberries into pre-prepared jars. Fill them on the "shoulders" with cranberries and pour syrup. Syrup is easy to prepare - take water and sugar in a one-to-one ratio (1: 1) and simmer for 15 minutes. We pour pasteurized banks in syrup into boiling water with a time calculation according to the scheme - 10 minutes for every 500 milliliters of cranberry compote. After pasteurization, close the jars with lids and let stand for 3-4 days.After that, our cranberry compote is ready for use. Remember about cooling!
If for any reason you find it difficult ways to cook the compotes listed above, then we have one prescription "up our sleeve" especially for you. Namely, how to cook dried apricots compote. This recipe is wonderful because it does not require many additional ingredients.
To prepare dried apricots compote, you must wash it thoroughly to start. My every "karazhinka" separately, do not be lazy, the main thing here is quality, not quantity. After washing the dried apricots, fill a large saucepan with cold water and place the dried apricots there. Add a little sugar, literally conditional amount, 300 grams per kilogram of dried apricots. Put the saucepan on medium heat and bring to a boil. You can allow our compote to simmer for 5-8 minutes, then remove from heat and be sure to let stand for 45 minutes. After that, you can strain our dried apricots compote and cool, it is ready for immediate use immediately.
I think we were able to explain in detail how to make compote. Bon Appetit!