It is said that summer day feeds. The stocks made before the onset of cold weather, frosty winter evenings will give a piece of summer. How to preserve the good and tart taste of lingonberries until spring? Cook the lingonberry compote for the winter and roll the sun into the banks!
Miracle on a branch
Lingonberry bushes grow on well-moistened soil on peatlands, in coniferous and deciduous forests. The tart taste is due to the high content in the berries of vitamin C - much more than in the popular green apples, honeysuckle berries, blueberries and even lemons. There is no need to talk about the benefits of vitamins, in particular, ascorbic acid. But it is worth noting that vitamin C is quite capricious, it can be difficult to keep it in products. That is why it is necessary according to all the rules to cook jam or compote of lingonberries for the winter.
Cranberry compote with apples is tasty and healthy!
"Monocompot" can be varied with the help of various berries and fruits. Compote made from cranberries and apples is popular and popular for the winter by hostile housewives: moderately tart, sour-sweet taste of the drink will appeal to both adults and children. Lingonberry is recommended to take ripe, and apples are preferred green varieties.
- 1 kg of cranberries;
- 0.5 kg of apples;
- 0.4 kg of granulated sugar;
- 1 l cold water.
- Cowberry berries are carefully picked, washed and dried.
- Apples are washed, cut into slices, the core is cut and the seeds are removed.
- Sterilized and banks prepared for compote, and cover.
- Water is brought to a boil, sugar and apples are added to it. Compote is boiled for 15 minutes on low heat.
- Apples are caught with a noodle scoop, laid out on prepared cans, and berries are placed in the syrup instead.
- After the lingonberry boils, it boils a little more, and then goes to the banks to the apples. Fruits are poured with hot syrup.
- Banks are rolled, turned over and insulated, left to cool gradually.
Alternatively, berries and apples can be boiled in syrup at the same time.
Cowberry drink - a celebration of taste
There are many recipes for lingonberry compotes for the winter. Experienced housewives introduce changes into the classic instructions, thanks to which the familiar drink becomes something special and surprisingly tasty. But the time-tested combinations are taken as the basis.
- 1 tbsp. Sahara;
- 4 tbsp. cowberry berries;
- Ingredients are taken at the rate of 3 liters. Berries - separated from the twigs, leaves, sorted and thoroughly washed - are placed in a jar and filled with boiling water.
- Lingonberry infused in boiling water for 20 minutes.
- The infusion is poured into a saucepan through a sieve (so that the berries do not get into it) and brought to a boil.
- Sugar is added to the water, the syrup is again brought to a boil and poured into a jar of berries.
- The can is rolled over with a lid, turned over, insulated and left to cool.
This recipe is good for its simplicity, cans with lingonberry compote stand perfectly without sterilization until spring. To the berries, you can add a few slices of lemon - it will give a special taste. Add cranberries instead of or with lemon. It replaces about a third of the berries of lingonberries, and the method of preparation remains the same.
In addition, the original, unlike anything taste will give a compote of lingonberry cinnamon.
Lingonberry Compote with Cinnamon
- 1 kg of cranberries;
- 0.4 kg of sugar;
- 2 liters of water;
- 5 g cinnamon.
- Pure, thoroughly sorted and dried berries of lingonberries are covered with sugar and left until the juice is extracted.
- Then water is added, the saucepan is put on a slow fire, and the compote is cooked for 5 minutes.
- Cinnamon is added to the drink, it boils on the fire for about a minute and is removed.
- It is bottled in sterilized cans and rolled for the winter.
Compote of pears with lingonberries for the winter: vitamins in a jar
Those who at the summer cottage ripe pears, it is possible to replace them with apples. Compote of pears and lingonberries for the winter to cook is simple, and drinking, remembering the summer, is sheer pleasure.
- 3 kg of pears;
- 0.5 kg of cranberries;
- 0.2 kg of sugar;
- 4 g of citric acid;
- 1 liter of water.
- Water is brought to a boil, sugar is added.
- Pears (it is better to take ripe, but rather firm fruits) are washed, cut into slices, the core is removed.
- Pear slices are dipped in hot syrup and left for 10 minutes.
- Pears are laid out in jars with the berries of lingonberries, filled with syrup, sterilized for 10-15 minutes in hot water and rolled.
Who drinks cowberry juice, he will live up to a hundred years
The benefits of eating cranberries are invaluable. In addition to vitamin C, they contain vitamins B and E, organic acids, minerals, pectins and carotene.
Cranberry compotes are an excellent preventive measure against colds. They reduce pressure and help fight hypertension, increase hemoglobin levels in the blood and lower cholesterol, strengthen blood vessels and have a beneficial effect on the heart muscle.
Lingonberry is very useful for pregnant women: it replenishes the body with a supply of minerals and vitamins, so necessary during this period. In addition, the berry does not cause allergic reactions, so compote of lingonberries, closed for the winter, you can safely give to children - they will bring only benefit. A nursing mother will give the entire supply of necessary substances to the baby with breast milk.
In addition to berries, other parts of the plant are used in folk medicine, for example, leaves.
Compotes, jams, tinctures, wine, frozen fresh berries of lingonberries will help you get vitamins and trace elements exactly when the body needs them most, save you from a cold and get rid of the winter blues.