How to cook strawberry and apple compote

Strawberry and apple compote is a drink with a rich taste and aroma, filled with vitamins. You can cook it according to different recipes, add other berries and fruits. Thanks to strawberries, the compote acquires a pleasant pinkish color and a special aroma, and apples make it less cloying and thick, and can add sourness.

Features and secrets of cooking

There are many recipes for apple and strawberry compote with their own characteristics. The following secrets will help in preparing a delicious drink:

  1. You do not need to peel the fruit. The slices will keep their shape better, retain more vitamins.
  2. Banks must be filled to the very top, leaving no free space.
  3. For aroma, honey can be added to the workpiece, although its beneficial properties will not be preserved due to the high temperature.
  4. If the recipe contains berries or fruits with seeds, then they must be removed. They contain harmful hydrocyanic acid, such compotes cannot be stored for a long time.
  5. In order for the blanks to be stored longer, jars with lids must be sterilized. If there is no time or opportunity for this, then you can put more sugar and add a slice of lemon or juice squeezed out of it.
  6. Rolled up cans should be immediately wrapped up and left until they cool completely. This technique provides a richer color and aroma, serves as additional sterilization.
Comment! Fill the jars with fruits by at least a third. You can increase their share to get a concentrated drink - it must be diluted before drinking.

Selection and preparation of ingredients

It is better to choose apples of sweet and sour varieties. They should not be overripe, otherwise the pieces will lose their shape. Completely unripe specimens are not suitable either - their taste is weak, there is practically no aroma. The core must be removed.

It is also better to pick strawberries for compote before they are fully ripe, so that they keep their shape. The berries must be whole, with no signs of rot. It is necessary to wash them carefully, it is possible in several waters without soaking.

Water for harvesting must be taken filtered, bottled or pure from trusted sources. Sugar is suitable both loose and lumpy.

For compotes, cans of 1-3 liters are usually used. Be sure to sterilize them along with the lids before placing the ingredients. It is important to inspect the jars for the absence of chips and cracks, otherwise the containers may burst from boiling water, allow air to pass through, due to which the contents will deteriorate.

Recipe for strawberry and apple compote in a saucepan

The pot in this recipe is for sterilizing cans that are already full. This technique allows you to destroy all microbes, increase the shelf life, and reduce the amount of granulated sugar in the recipe.

For a preparation for three liters you need:

  • 0.2 kg of fruits;
  • a glass of granulated sugar.

Algorithm of actions:

  1. Remove the core from the fruit, cut into wedges.
  2. Dry the washed strawberries on a napkin.
  3. Fold the fruits into a sterilized jar.
  4. Add granulated sugar.
  5. Pour boiling water to the brim.
  6. Cover with sterilized lid, but do not roll up.
  7. Put a container with compote in a pot of boiling water - lower it slowly so that the jar does not burst. It should be up to the shoulders in the water.
  8. Sterilize at a moderate boil of water in a saucepan for 25 minutes.
  9. Remove the jar carefully without moving the lid. Roll up.
Comment! Sterilization time should be volume-oriented. For liter containers, 12 minutes is enough.

Be sure to place a towel or napkin or wooden grate at the bottom of the pan

Strawberry, cherry and apple compote

Cherries and apples add sourness to the drink, pleasantly complementing the sweetness of the sourness. To prepare for a liter jar you will need:

  • 0.2 kg of cherries, partially can be replaced with cherries;
  • the same number of apples;
  • 0.1 kg of strawberries and granulated sugar;
  • half a liter of water;
  • 1 g vanillin.

The algorithm is simple:

  1. Cut the apples into small slices.
  2. Put all berries and fruits in sterilized jars.
  3. Pour only with boiled water, leave for a quarter of an hour.
  4. Drain the liquid, add sugar, boil for five minutes.
  5. Pour the syrup back into the jars, roll up.

The syrup can be supplemented with a pinch of cardamom and star anise

How to cook fresh strawberry and apple compote for the winter

To make an apple and strawberry compote for the winter, you need to prepare:

  • 0.7 kg of fruits;
  • 2.6 l of water
  • a glass of granulated sugar.

You need to cook syrup in this recipe.


  1. Cut the washed apples without a core into small slices, peel the strawberries from the sepals.
  2. Fill sterilized jars to a third.
  3. Pour in boiling water to the brim.
  4. Leave under the lids for a quarter of an hour.
  5. Drain the infusion into one bowl.
  6. Add granulated sugar to the liquid, mix, cook over low heat for five minutes.
  7. Re-pour the boiling syrup over the berries and fruits.
  8. Roll up.

Double filling is needed so that you do not have to sterilize already filled cans

How to cook apple, strawberry and raspberry compote

Thanks to raspberries, the apple-strawberry drink becomes even more aromatic. For him you need:

  • 0.7 kg of berries;
  • 0.3 kg of apples;
  • two glasses of granulated sugar.

It's easy to make a delicious drink for the winter:

  1. Soak raspberries in water for a few minutes, adding salt - 1 tsp. per liter. This is important for getting rid of worms. Then rinse the berries.
  2. Chop the apples.
  3. Distribute the fruits in sterilized jars.
  4. Pour boiling water, leave for a quarter of an hour.
  5. Drain the liquid without fruit, cook with sugar for five minutes.
  6. Pour syrup again, roll up.

The proportions of berries and fruits can be changed, this allows you to experiment with the taste, color and aroma of the drink

Dried apple and strawberry compote

In winter, the drink can be made from frozen berries and dried apples. If the latter remained by the beginning of summer, then they are suitable for harvesting with fresh strawberries. For this you will need:

  • 1.5-2 cups dried apples;
  • a glass of strawberries;
  • a glass of sugar;
  • 3 liters of water.

The cooking algorithm is as follows:

  1. Rinse dried fruits in a colander with running water, leave to drain.
  2. Pour sugar into boiling water, cook until dissolved.
  3. Add dried apples.
  4. Cook for 30 minutes (countdown from the moment of boiling).
  5. Add strawberries at the end, cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  6. Distribute to banks, roll up.
Comment! Dried fruits must be carefully sorted out. Even because of one spoiled copy, the workpiece can disappear.

Other fresh fruits or dried fruits can be added to the compote

Apple, strawberry and mint compote

Mint adds a refreshing taste. Such a preparation can become the basis for a cocktail. For a drink for the winter you will need:

  • 0.2 kg of apples and berries;
  • 0.3 kg of granulated sugar;
  • 2.5 liters of water;
  • 8 g mint;
  • 2 g citric acid.

The algorithm of actions is as follows:

  1. Dry the washed strawberries.
  2. Cut the fruit without core into small cubes.
  3. Place apples in sterilized jars, berries on top.
  4. Boil water with sugar for five minutes.
  5. Pour the syrup over the fruits, cover, but do not roll up, wrap for an hour.
  6. Drain the syrup, cook for five minutes.
  7. Add mint leaves and citric acid to the fruits.
  8. Pour boiling syrup, roll up.

Acid is a great substitute for lemon juice or pitted citrus wedges

Apple, strawberry and pear compote

The apple-pear mixture softens the richness of the strawberry flavor and aroma. To prepare a drink, you will need:

  • 0.3 kg of fruits;
  • 0.25 kg of granulated sugar per 1 liter of syrup;
  • water.

Any kind of pear is suitable for compote.The most aromatic drink comes from Asian varieties. Pears must be intact, without signs of rot, wormholes. It is better to choose slightly unripe specimens with dense pulp. If the skin is tough, remove it.

Algorithm for making apple-strawberry compote with pears:

  1. Dry the washed berries, remove the sepals. It is better not to cut them off, but to unscrew them.
  2. Remove the cores from the fruit, cut the pulp into slices.
  3. Arrange the fruits in banks.
  4. Pour boiling water over, leave covered for 20 minutes.
  5. Pour the liquid into a suitable container, cook with sugar for ten minutes from the moment of boiling.
  6. Re-pour the boiling syrup over the fruit.
  7. Roll up.

The workpiece according to this recipe is very rich. It should be diluted with water before use.

Comment! The fruit can be sliced ​​beforehand. So that the slices do not darken, they must be dipped into water by adding citric acid.

The ratio of berries and fruits can be changed, vanillin, citric acid and other ingredients can be added

Terms and conditions of storage

Strawberry-apple drink prepared for the winter can be stored for up to 2-3 years. If it is made with fruits from which the seeds have not been removed, then it is suitable for consumption within 12 months.

You need to store the blanks for the winter in a dry, dark and cool place. Low humidity, non-freezing walls, no temperature difference are important.


Strawberry and apple compote can be made in different ways. Fresh and dried fruits are suitable for him, the composition can be varied with other berries and fruits. There are recipes with and without sterilization of filled cans. It is important to properly prepare the ingredients and store the compote under proper conditions to avoid wastage.

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