2 cups dried fruitsapples, prunes, mango, raisins, cranberries, pears
2 cinnamon sticks
6 cups Water
This traditional non-alcoholic Polish drink is based on local fruits, collected in the summer and early autumn, dried, and stored with care until winter.
Generally, kompot is like a fruit soup with loads of different local fruits floating on the surface (plums, apples, pears, etc.). It is served in glasses as a dessert either warm or cold, but it tastes best chilled, as it is great for quenching thirst.
How to Make Kompot Z Suszu:
- Place all ingredients in a pot and boil on low for 30 minutes.
- Store overnight.
- Next day, taste and dilute to desired sweetness.
Note: Fruit is also eaten as a dessert, but normally there is some left. I normally put the remaining fruit into a food processor and blend until smooth (remember to remove the spices before doing this). We eat this delicious blended dried fruit jam as jelly on toast, add it to oatmeal or smear over pancakes.