Winter Preparations continued…

There are so many fruit trees around here that you could never eat all the fruit, so Moldovans use a lot of it to make compot. It’s a year-round drink that they prepare when the fruit is in season, and then can it for later consumption. Basically you wash and cut the fruits you want to use. Add it to a pot of water and bring it to a boil. Add sugar to taste. It is done when you can easily poke through the fruit with a knife. Some fruits obviously take less time, like apricots and grapes, while others take more time, like apples. The combinations are endless. Some of my favorites have been apricot and cherry, pear and grape, and just grape by itself. You can either serve the fruit with the juice or just serve the juice by itself.

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