Russian Fruit Compote ~ Kompot

Beth Renzetti


Kompot is a thick, sweet fruit drink that makes an excellent dessert or snack. Serve kompot in tall glasses with spoons for scooping up the fruit at the bottom. You may use a single type of fruit or an assortment of fruit for kompot. Apples, pears, plums, and berries are all delicious choices.

This can be served chilled. 1 - 2 hour chilling time is not included in prep/cook times.

Found at for Culinary Quest 2014.


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10 Min
35 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    fruit such as apples, pears, plums, berries
  • 6 c
  • 1/2 - 2 c
    sugar ~ to taste
  • 1 stick
  • 1/8 tsp
    nutmeg, freshly grated

How to Make Russian Fruit Compote ~ Kompot


  1. Wash fruit in cold water and cut into small pieces. Remove all pits and inedible seeds.
  2. Place fruit in a large kettle and add 6 c. water. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce heat to low, add 1/2 c. sugar, and stir. Cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Depending on the combination of fruits you have used, you may want to add more sugar. (Add sugar sparingly—if kompot tastes sweet when hot, it will taste even sweeter when cold.)
  5. Add cinnamon stick and nutmeg and stir well. Simmer for another 10 minutes. (*I* would add these at the beginning)
  6. Remove cinnamon stick before serving. Serve hot, or chill and serve cold.

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About Russian Fruit Compote ~ Kompot

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Eastern European
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #traditional, #russian

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