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Compote, cooked from thorns with seeds for the winter, is a real storehouse of vitamins. Depending on the additives and components used, the drink can be given an exquisite taste and aroma. It is best to do the harvesting in September so that the berries have time to ripen and gain the maximum amount of nutrients. If the cooking technology is followed, the compote retains its properties for up to 2 years.
Features of making blackthorn compote
Blackthorn fruits differ from plums not only in their small size, but also in their rich tart taste. They hang on the bushes until the very frost and do not lose their beneficial properties. The technology for making compotes from them has its own characteristics.
How to choose and prepare the main ingredient
Ripe blackthorn fruits are dark blue in color with a light white bloom. Fresh fruits, not damaged by frost, have a dense texture. The color of the flesh of the berries is green, the taste is tart and sour.
Before preparing the compote, the blackthorn is washed, sorted out, the stalks are removed.
Wormy fruits or those with signs of spoilage are immediately removed, otherwise they will spoil the taste of the finished drink.
Container preparation rules
Blackthorn compote is most often harvested in liter jars, although other options are not excluded. Glass containers are pre-rinsed and sterilized in any way possible. Mostly housewives do this procedure in a water bath, but you can also use an oven or microwave.
How to make thorn compote for the winter
Thorn compote has been cooked for a long time, therefore, over the years, many recipes for this healthy and tasty drink have accumulated. In our time, cooking technologies continue to improve, replenishing the arsenal with new recipes.
To close the compote using the old proven technology, you will need:
- 1 kg of blackthorn berries;
- 2.5 liters of clean water;
- 500 g granulated sugar.
Wash and sort the fruits thoroughly, then spread them on a towel and let dry a little. Pour water into a saucepan and add sugar, put on the stove and bring to a boil. Place the thorn in a colander and blanch. Transfer the berries to a jar and pour over the syrup, cover and sterilize. Next, roll up the workpiece and put it to cool.
To prepare compote according to this recipe, you will need:
- 1 liter of sloe berries;
- 1.5 cups granulated sugar.
Sort the fruits and rinse thoroughly. Better if they are a little immature. Pour the berries into a clean three-liter jar, filling it no more than a third. Boil water in a teapot and pour thorns with it, leaving it to infuse for 15 minutes. Then pour the water into a saucepan, add sugar and boil the syrup. The resulting syrup is poured over the fruits and immediately rolled up.
A drink is prepared from the following components:
- 850 g of thorns;
- 400 g granulated sugar;
- 1.2 liters of clean water.
The fruits are sorted out, washed and allowed to dry. Water with sugar is put on a slow fire and the syrup is boiled, stirring it occasionally. After boiling, the blackthorn is poured and boiled for 5 minutes. Compote is ready.
Option with apples
Compote is prepared from the following ingredients:
- 900 g of thorns;
- 850 g apples;
- 950 g granulated sugar;
- 4 liters of clean water.
The berries are carefully sorted out, washed and placed in a sterile container. The washed apples are cored and cut into slices, and then placed in jars of thorns. Pour boiling water there and let it stand for 15 minutes. Then the liquid is drained, granulated sugar is poured into it and the syrup is boiled. After that, the cans are poured with ready-made syrup and quickly rolled up.
With young zucchini
An unusual, tasty and healthy drink is prepared from the following components:
- 700 ml of pure water;
- 0.5 cups of sugar;
- 150 g zucchini;
- 100 g of thorns.
Zucchini is washed and cut into small cubes. The thorns are thoroughly washed and sorted out. Fruits and slices of zucchini are poured into glass containers, and sugar is also added, filling the jar by a third. Pour boiling water over everything and quickly roll up, then wrap it in a blanket and leave to cool.
To prepare a rich, aromatic and tasty compote, you will need:
- 0.5 kg of thorns;
- 1 cup berry mixture (raspberries, blackberries, cherries, cranberries, or sea buckthorn)
- 5 apples;
- 300 g granulated sugar.
The berries are washed, sorted, the apples are cored and cut into slices. They put everything in the banks, filling them by a third. Pour the mixture with boiling water and let it brew for 30 minutes, then pour the liquid into a saucepan, add sugar and boil the syrup. The berry mixture is poured with the prepared syrup and rolled up.
With cherry plum
This natural delicious drink is prepared from the following ingredients:
- 200 g of thorns;
- 150 g yellow cherry plum;
- 250 g granulated sugar;
- 3 liters of clean water.
The fruits should be washed and sorted, and the syrup should be boiled over low heat. Pour thorns and cherry plums there, boil for no longer than 25 minutes. Pour the finished drink into sterile jars and roll up.
How to store it correctly and how much
Subject to the preparation technology and sanitary standards, the thorn compote with seeds can be stored for up to 1 year. Of course, the drink can last longer, but it is believed that after this period, the bones release a substance harmful to humans. The storage area should be cool, dry and protected from light.