Compote

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    I'm interested ..
    In Russia, people grow fruits, then we eat them fresh, squeeze out the juice, cook jam from them and cook the compote.
    Compote is to boil in the water fruits with sugar to get a drink that you can drink.

    - You can make a compote every day or
    - canned in large glass jars for the winter. Concentration can be large.
    - freeze the fruit and then boil them out in the winter compote
    - Dry the fruit and then cook from them ...

    Do Americans do something similar?
     
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    Not so much, but it seems like a really good idea.
     
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    Generally, if they grew up in rural areas and had their own gardens and orchards, yes, we do something similar.

    Matter of fact, I didn't really know what store bought food was when I was living with my Grandparents. We always had a garden that was huge, and we lived in an area where I could go sneak apples and peaches out of neighboring orchards.

    And, in mid to late summer, we go out picking huckleberries and choke cherries.
     
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    I'll try one of these days to photograph one plant in my garden and tell about the compote from it.
     
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    Yes, I meant fruits grown in garden, not bought in the store.
     
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    Interesting how much sugar do you use?
     
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    We can peaches, rasberries, blackberries, and blueberries.

    You don't have to cook strawberries, you just put a layer of sugar on them, let sit in fridge a few days, then freeze.
     
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    It depends on the preferences, the variety of fruit and what concentration you want to get.
    So many options.
    For example, you can make a concentrated compote of 3 liters of sweet fruit. Put 5 large spoons of sugar. Preserve .. then, open in winter and dilute with water to normal.
    But, from those same fruits, you can cook compote with 1 tablespoon of sugar and drink tonight.
     
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    Americans also have Truman Compote.
     
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    A good recipe.
    But my grandmother from such strawberries cooked no compote, and stuffing for vareniki - it's pies with cottage cheese and strawberries
     
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