Kompot (uzvar, vzvar)

Kompot in Russia is a drink made of berries, fruits and dried fruits. Despite the French origin of this word (compote), the Russian kompot bears little resemblance to the thick French one. In the XVIII century the word "compote" replaced the usual Russian "Uzvar" or "Vzvar". Once kompot was cooked with honey, which is now often replaced with sugar.


  • Rhubarb - 500 g
  • sweet-sour fleshy apples - 3 pcs.
  • vanilla- half a pod
  • cinnamon - 1 stick
  • sugar - 60-70 g
  • lemon - 1 piece.

Preparation method (receipt)

Cut rhubarb into 3 cm long pieces. Cut the apples into 4 pieces and remove the seeds. Slice each quarter with medium cubes. Bring 2.5-3 liters drinking water to the boil. Put there rhubarb, apples, sugar, vanilla seeds and a cinnamon stick. Bring to the boil once again. Meanwhile, remove the thin (only yellow) layer of a lemon peel with a peeler. Add to the pan and remove the kompot from fire. Let it stand for 6-8 hours. Strain and cool before feeding, if necessary.

rhubarb apples vanilla cinnamon lemon