By: Maria Depenweiller P.H.Ec. of thewoodenspoon
Move over fruit juice – we got compote in da house. One of most popular Eastern European drinks. Unlike French version of compote which is stewed fruit, this is a beverage that can be made from fruit and berries – fresh, dried or frozen. It is much more economical than making a smoothie or juicing a bag-full of fruit and we do not loose any vitamins as during cooking they are transferred into the liquid which we drink afterwards. Most often compote is served cold, but on chilly days it can be warmed up, much like gluhwein. And the most important thing – you control the sugar! How much goes in is totally up to you.
This particular compote is Northern Europe meets Tropics flavour featuring red currants and guava. And so simple to make!
Dried cherries + dried apricots
Peaches + plums
red currants + blackberries + raspberries
Apples + blueberries
Gooseberries + raspberries
Pears + dried apricots + dried figs
and the list goes on and on…