How to cook compote from apples at home

Red apple and compote

The word "compote" was first used in France. In our area, this delicious drink had a slightly different name - broth. Over time, it was the French term that took root, most likely due to the ease of pronunciation.

Compotes are cooked from different fruits, it depends on the season. One of the most beloved and common is apple compote. Fresh and vitamin drink can be brewed even in spring, which is important at this time of year.

Apple compote has a lot of useful properties: vitamins of groups C, B, E and trace elements necessary for health: phosphorus, iodine, magnesium, calcium, potassium and others.

Cooking technology

Apples on the table with compote

To cook apple compote at home, prepare the dishes and ingredients. Required:

  1. Large pan.
  2. Cutting board.
  3. Knife for peeling vegetables.
  4. Sieve or iron clean gauze.
  5. Ripe fruits.
  6. Sugar or honey.
  7. Water and spices to taste.

Technological process:

  1. Wash fruit first. Then remove the core, cut into slices.
  2. To prevent apples from darkening during cooking, they are first lowered into cold and acidified citric acid water.
  3. After preparing the syrup. Lemon juice, sugar, spices are added to boiling water. Keep on low heat for 5 minutes. Next, filter the syrup and immerse the fruits in it, boil for no more than 5 minutes.

If the varieties are fast-growing, for example, an Antonovka or a ripe fruit, apples do not need to be cooked. They fall into a boiled syrup, cover with a lid and remain there until completely cooled.

If dried fruits are used in the preparation, they are washed well in advance and soaked in warm water for 10 minutes. After that, dip in boiling syrup and cook for about 15 minutes.

Classic compote from fresh apples Vitamin

] green apple compote

Fresh fruit compote contains many vitamins and nutrients.

Servings: +10
  • fresh apple 700 g
  • water 1.5 l
  • sugar 100 g
  • lemon juice 1 Art. l
Calories and BJU per 100 g
Calories 85 kcal
Proteins: 0.2 g
Fats: 0 g
Carbohydrates: 22.1 g
20 minutes.Video
  • Apples choose hard and ripe. Wash, cut in half, clean the core. Do not remove the skin, it is needed for a pleasant aroma.
  • Divide each half into 4-5 slices, pour cold water, add lemon juice and set to cook.
  • When the liquid boils, add sugar and mix.
  • Remove from heat, leave to cool.
  • Before serving in a glass with a drink, you can put a leaf of mint. It will decorate and pleasantly refresh.

Delicious dried apple compotes

The value of apples is that they can be dried for the winter. From dried fruits, the taste of compote is bright, and the aroma is saturated. These drinks are served hot so they can warm up on a cool evening. I offer several recipes for dried apple compotes.

Strawberry Recipe

  • 300 g of dried apples;
  • 200 g of dried strawberries;
  • 2 liters of water;
  • 200 g of sugar.
How to cook:
  1. Wash dried fruits in cold water.
  2. Pour the apples with water, set to cook.
  3. After boiling, reduce the fire, add sugar, mix.
  4. When the fruit is half softened, add strawberries.
  5. Boil for a few minutes and remove from heat.
  6. Serve with boiled berries in it.

Dried apple and cinnamon drink (mulled wine option)

Stewed apples with cinnamon

  • 400 g of dried apples;
  • 100 g pitted raisins;
  • 200 g of sugar (preferably brown);
  • 2 liters of water;
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves of cloves;
  • 50 ml of cognac (optional).
  1. Rinse raisins and apples in cold water.
  2. Put in a pan, add water, put to boil.
  3. When boiling, reduce the fire, add cinnamon and a couple of cloves.
  4. After 20 minutes of boiling pour sugar, mix, remove from heat.
  5. You can drink it like a regular compote or add 1 tbsp to the glass. l cognac and enjoy a kind of mulled wine.

How to cook a healthy compote for a child

Compote bottles

From 6 months old, babies can be given apple compote. It saturates the baby's body with vitamins. This is especially important for children who are fed artificial nutrition. In addition, he will climb and when a child needs a plentiful drink - high body temperature, summer heat, dehydration.

REMEMBER! Compotes for young children can be cooked from fresh and dried apples from 6 and 9 months, respectively. When the child gets used to it, you can gradually add one more fruit.

Prescription for a baby from six months old

  • apples - 1 pc.;
  • filtered water - 200 ml.
How to cook:
  1. Wash fruit, remove core. Cut into small pieces, add water, bring to a boil.
  2. Turn off the fire, leave for 1 hour to insist.
  3. Strain and you can give the baby.

Prescription for children from nine months

  • dried apples - 20 g;
  • raisins - 20 g;
  • filtered water - 250 ml.
  1. Pre-soak the apples to swell.
  2. Next, rinse them well, pour in boiling water.
  3. Add raisins, cook for about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and cool.

The best apple compote recipe for the winter

To engage in canning for the winter is not only pleasant, but also useful. Having in the pantry several cans of delicious compote with the aroma of summer, you will surprise guests and delight the household with a cold winter day.

Recipe for winter slices

  • 0.5 kg of apples;
  • 250 g of sugar;
  • 2.5 liters of water;
  • slice of lemon.
  1. Prepare a 3 L jar (sterilize).
  2. Put boiling water, peel the apples from the core, cut into slices, put in a jar.
  3. Pour boiling water over the fruits, cover, leave for 15 minutes.
  4. Pour the liquid into the pan, add sugar, cook for a few more minutes.
  5. To the fruit, throw a slice of lemon and pour boiling syrup.
  6. At the last stage, roll up the lid of the jar. Turn upside down, cover with something warm. When the compote has cooled completely, you can carry it to the cellar for storage.

Compote for the winter with cherry plum

Glass with compote

  • 6-8 medium apples;
  • 2 liters of water;
  • 300 g of sugar;
  • a handful of cherry plum.
  1. Wash the apples, remove the stalk, put in a jar.
  2. Bring water to a boil, pour fruit.
  3. Cover, let it brew for 20-30 minutes. Repeat the procedure 2 times.
  4. Drain, add sugar, put on the fire again.
  5. To the apples, drop the cherry plum and pour everything with boiling syrup. Close the lid. Turn over and cover with a blanket.

A huge plus of this recipe is that in winter you will receive not only a delicious drink, but also dessert sweet apples to the festive table.

Video recipe

Compote of whole apples for the winter.

Assorted apple compote with other fruits

All apple dishes have a very delicate and unobtrusive taste. Due to this, almost any fruit and berries can be combined with them. Only additional ingredients vary. I will consider a universal recipe for compote assorted.

  • 300 g of fresh ripe apples;
  • 200 g of sugar;
  • 2.5 liters of water;
  • 300 g of any fruit or berries;
  • mint, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, lemon peel, orange, ginger - optional.
  1. Before cooking, wash and core the fruits.
  2. If you use small berries, then apples need to be cut into small pieces.
  3. To keep fruits healthy, remove the pan from the heat immediately after boiling water. Then let it brew.
  4. Add spices at the last stage of cooking.
ON A NOTE! To make the drink have a pleasant red tint, choose berries in saturated colors: raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, plums. If the apples are too sweet, be sure to add sourness: a slice of lemon, cherry plum, cherry, sour grapes.

Calorie content

Apple with a straw

The calorie content of a fresh fruit drink with sugar averages 93 kcal per 100 ml. It increases with the amount of sucrose added. Without sugar from fresh apples - 56 kcal per 100 ml. Sugar free, but from dried fruit - 32 kcal per 100 ml.

☞ Nutrition and energy value of apple compote in 1 liter

CompositionAmount, gVitaminsAmount mgMineralsAmount mg
Mono- and disaccharides22B20,02Potassium45
Organic acids0,4E (TE)0,1Magnesium5
Cellulose1,7PP (Niacin Equivalent)0,2Calcium10

Useful Tips

Apple and compote in a jar

Every housewife knows how to cook apple compote. Only often does it happen that the fruits are boiled, the drink becomes cloudy or the taste is inexpressive. To avoid this, consider the following small tricks.

  1. The best taste is given by sweet and sour apples.
  2. Fruits choose solid, but ripe. Soft ones during cooking turn into mashed potatoes, while green ones do not have a rich aroma and taste.
  3. Apple does not need to be skinned. It fills the drink with a mass of healthy vitamins.
  4. To preserve vitamins and minerals, turn off the fire immediately after boiling the liquid. Then wrap the pan with a towel and let it brew.
  5. Cook apples that are too hard and tough for about 20 minutes.
  6. Put the spices at the end of the preparation so that they do not lose flavor during boiling.
  7. You can add brown or cane sugar to the apple compote. The taste will change.
  8. Honey can be added only after cooling the drink.
  9. To prevent sliced ​​apples from darkening, immerse them in salted or acidified cold water.

The benefits and harms of apple compote

Apples and a glass with stewed apples

  • The benefits of apple compote are explained by the amount of vitamin and mineral components. Nutritionists have calculated that eating 4-5 apples a day can completely replenish the daily intake of iron in the body.
  • A drink for the digestive tract is useful because it removes toxins from the body.
  • Compote made from apples is good for young children. Since apples are considered hypoallergenic fruits, they are often used in the production of baby food. Drinks from them are safe for people with a tendency to allergies.
  • Apple compote can bring harm only in some cases. For example, if you add too much sugar to it. Then it is a danger to people suffering from obesity and diabetes. If there is an increased acidity of the stomach, do not add acidic fruits and berries. Compote from dried apples has laxative properties, so it is drunk in small portions.
  • It should be remembered that the benefits of the drink can only be said if it is made from environmentally friendly, chemically unprocessed fruits.

Apple compote is a great alternative to carbonated and powdered drinks. Its taste can be made so diverse that even with daily drinking it will not get bored. The drink has refreshing properties, excellent quenches thirst.

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A drink from dried apples strengthens the immune system, removes harmful toxins from the body, supporting it in winter and spring, when there is a lack of vitamins. Of course, the preparation of the drink is simple, and its cost allows you to enjoy it at least every day.

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