Spiced Pear Compote
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A twist on the traditional Russian compote that's made by stewing fruits and is usually served cold, this version adds spices and is served warm for cold winter days.
Recipe type: Drink
Cuisine: American-Russian
Serves: 1 gallon
  • 5-6 Pears (or use 1 cup dried pears or 1 quart pear juice)
  • 4 Cinnamon Stricks
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 8 Cloves
  • 3 Allspice berries, whole
  • ½ Teaspoon Cardamom, whole
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper, whole
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Ginger, Sliced
  • ½ Cup Honey, Maple syrup or sugar
  1. Core and slice pears, place in a large pot and fill with 3-4 quarts of water to cover the pears. If using 1 quart pear juice, reduce the water to 2-3 quarts. Add all spices.
  2. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes, turn off the heat and cover with a lid. Let steep for 30 minutes.
  3. Strain through a sieve. Add sweetener of choice.
  4. Stir and serve hot.
Depending on how ripe and sweet your pears are you may need to sweeten it more.
If using pear juice there is no need for any additional sweeteners.
Recipe by Welcome 2 Our Table at https://www.welcome2ourtable.com/spiced-pear-winter-compote/