Uzvar (dried fruit compote)
Fruit Russian Christmas
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:28:10 AM. Recipe ID 63408. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Uzvar (dried fruit compote)
Categories: Fruits, Russian, Christmas
Yield: 10 Servings
4 oz Dried Prunes; Pitted
4 oz Raisins
8 oz Dried Apple Slices
8 oz Dried Pear Quarters
1 c Honey; Clover Or Wild
1 Cinnamon Stick
6 Whole Cloves
2 qt Apple Cider
Juice And Peel Of 1 Lemon
Combine the fruit in a large pot and fill with enough cider to cover
it by a third more. (The fruit will absorb a lot of liquid.) Add the
cloves and lemon peel. Simmer until the larger pieces are cooked but
not falling apart. Pour off the liquid into a pan and cook until
reduced by 1/3rd. Add the honey, cinnamon, lemon juice, and fruit.
Reheat, stirring. Taste, and add more lemon juice if needed. It
should not be cloying sweet, the taste of the fruit should dominate.
Serve warm in crystal or clear glass bowls. Keeps in the refrigerator
for up to 2 weeks.
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