Polish Dried Fruit Compote Recipe (Christmas)

Polish Dried Fruit Compote Recipe (Christmas)

This Polish Dried Fruit Compote Recipe (Christmas) is a delicious drink served as part of traditional Polish Christmas Eve celebrations.
Course Lunch, Side
Cuisine Polish
Keyword fruit compote
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Monika Dabrowski


  • 500 g prunes pitted
  • 1 and 1/4 l water
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 short cinnamon stick
  • Fresh ginger about 1.5 cm long, peeled - not traditional, but works well!
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and allspice
  • Small piece of lemon and orange rind
  • 1 level tablespoon sugar


  • Place all the ingredients in a large pot, cover and bring to boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Separate the fruit from the liquid. This is optional and you can serve the compote using a ladle or transfer it into a jug.