You will need
  • Recipe No. 1:
  • - 150 g of dried Apple;
  • - 50 g prunes;
  • - 50 g dried apricots;
  • - 50 g dried pears;
  • - sugar to taste;
  • - lemon juice to taste.
  • Recipe No. 2:
  • - 5-6 dates;
  • - 50 g dried apricots;
  • - 50 grams of dried bananas;
  • - 50 g raisins;
  • - 50 g prunes;
  • - 100 g dried apples and pears.
Recipe No. 1. The most delicious compotes are obtained if cooking is not one piece of fruit, and blend. For example, take dried apples and pears, prunes and dried apricots. Rinse thoroughly with water and soak for 10-15 minutes in warm water. Meanwhile in a pan pour 3 liters of water and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low and put in a pan apples. After 20-30 minutes, send them to other dried fruits. Continue to cook another 30 minutes. Add sugar to taste, wait until it dissolves and pour in the lemon juice. Cover and leave for a few hours to cool the compote and salad.
Recipe №2. For children under three years of age and people who are watching a figure, a suitable method of preparation of compote without sugar. All the ingredients sort of debris, rinse under the tap and soak in warm water overnight. Then pour the dried fruit in a saucepan and pour 2-2,5 liters of water. Put on a slow fire and bring to a boil under a lid. Then, remove the compote from the heat and allow to steep for 8-10 hours. This drink not only contains less calories, but, thanks to the fast cooking retains more vitamins.
The pan with the finished compote is recommended to wrap in a warm blanket. So the drink will be more bright and saturated. The sugar in the compote can be replaced with honey. Just add it to the cooled beverage is ready to retain beneficial properties of honey.
If the dried fruits you have prepared yourself using fruits and berries from your garden, there is no doubt in their useful properties. But buying this product on the market or supermarket, you must pay attention to the following nuances. Often manufacturers to extend the shelf-life and impart a beautiful view of the product, process dried fruits with sulphur dioxide, which contains harmful preservative E202. This product has a specific smell, and for soaking stains the water a yellow or orange color. But dried fruit is not very attractive to look at and shriveled, most likely was pressed by the right technology, and also useful natural substances in themselves do not contain.
It is also important to store properly dried. Keep them in a dry, dark place. Next to them should not be products with a pungent odor. Dried apricots, prunes, raisins should be stored in metal or glass containers with sealed lid, apples and pears – in cotton or linen bags, dates and figs suitable paper boxes or packages.