Cranberry compote for the winter


Lingonberry berries, along with cranberries, are among the most healing and in recent years are even more popular than any exotic fruit. Lingonberry compote for the winter is one of the simplest types of home-made billets, requiring the application of a minimum amount of time and effort. And the result is a completely ready-to-drink medicinal drink.

The benefits of cranberry compote

About the beneficial properties of lingonberries, if they do not know, then every person probably realizes. The abundance of vitamins, first of all, C and group B, allows it to increase the stability of the immune system and cope with various infectious diseases, waiting at every step in cold and wet weather.

In compotes berries undergo minimal heat treatment, so most of the useful substances are well preserved.

Due to the rich mineral composition and variety of organic acids in lingonberries, compote from it:

  • helps with hypertension, reducing pressure, strengthening blood vessels;
  • has a beneficial effect on the heart muscle;
  • increases hemoglobin level in the blood;
  • helps to resist radiation sickness (quinic acid);
  • strengthens the gums, due to the content of tannins;
  • promotes muscle growth and simultaneously reduces the size of the fat layer (ursolic acid);
  • is a powerful antioxidant.

And the most important property of the cranberry compote is that it, possessing powerful diuretic and disinfecting properties, optimizes the work of the kidneys and urinary system.

Important! Lingonberry leaves have the same properties, so when creating a drink for therapeutic and preventive purposes, it is desirable to add a small handful of lingonberry leaves.

Is it possible to cranberry compote during pregnancy

The last property of the cranberry compote is very important for pregnant women, because it helps to cope with edema and other problems of the urinary system in this important period. In addition, lingonberry usually does not cause allergies, and compote from it is able to raise vitality, which is also important for pregnant women and nursing women. And thanks to the rich vitamin and mineral composition, cranberry compote will help fill their natural deficiency in the body of women during this period.

Not everyone, however, comes to the delight of the peculiar taste of this drink, but the addition of other equally useful fruits and berries allows you to soften and improve its taste.

How to cook cowberry compote correctly

It is possible to make lingonberry compote on an ordinary stove or with the help of modern kitchen assistants, for example, a multicooker. Usually two basic methods of its manufacture are used, regardless of the recipe:

  • using the fill: double or even once;
  • by cooking.

Regardless of the method chosen, there are two main strategies for preparing a lingonberry compote for the winter and the use of any of them in different recipes depends on the taste preferences of the hostess.

  1. If the appearance of the drink is in the first place, that is, I want to get an absolutely transparent compote with whole, intact berries, then the lingonberries are poured immediately with boiling water and practically do not boil.
  2. If you want to get the most saturated with berry juice, a concentrated drink resembling fruit drink, then the berries should be crushed before cooking and cook for at least 5 minutes.

Lingonberry is a wild berry, so there will always be a lot of natural garbage in it, from which it will need to be released before starting the cooking process. But her skin is rather thin, therefore, in order not to damage it when cleaning and sorting, it is better to pour cold water on it for 5-10 minutes. Then pour it into a colander and, by immersing it several times in clean water, ensure that all the garbage remains outside. After which it is poured on a clean towel to dry.

As well as in work with any sour berry, it is not allowed to use aluminum ware for preparation of compote, walls and a bottom of which can enter adverse reaction with substances as a part of a cowberry.

Adding sugar is necessary to soften the sour taste of the berries, but we must remember that the less it is added, the more useful the billet will be. Often, sweet fruits and berries: apples, pears, plums, blueberries, and blueberries are also added to soften and supplement the taste of the cranberry compote.

In addition, flavoring of vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamom and star anise helps to flavor the taste of the drink and make it richer.

Tip! When pouring the finished drink in cans or when filling tanks with syrup, the liquid should practically overflow over the edge so that there is no free space at all.

How to cook cowberry compote

As noted above, lingonberry compote for the winter is often prepared practically without cooking, in order to preserve the maximum of useful substances. The maximum allowed time during which he can be allowed to boil over low heat is 12 minutes.

Classic recipe for cranberries compote

It will take:

  • 2 kg of berries;
  • about 1.5 kg of granulated sugar;
  • 6 liters of water.

Drink prepared according to this recipe, saves a significant portion of nutrients. But it is necessary to sterilize both empty cans and filled ones.

  1. Berries are sorted out, discarding all the damaged specimens, and rinsed.
  2. Heat the water to a boil, dissolve all the sugar in it, heating the syrup for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Berries are arranged in sterile jars so that they take up no more than cans. In this case, the concentration of compote will be close to drinking.
  4. Add hot syrup to each tank.
  5. Put the jars in a wide saucepan and pasteurize for about half an hour (one liter containers).
  6. After the end of pasteurization, cans with compote can be immediately rolled, cooled and stored.

Cowberry compote for the winter without sterilization

It is even easier to prepare compote from cowberry prescription without sterilization, and with the attached photos it will be completely easy to do.

For one three-liter can of ready-made drink you need to find:

  • 500-600 g of cranberries;
  • 200 g of sugar;
  • about 3 liters of water.

Recipe preparation method:

  1. Rinse thoroughly and boil the glassware in water or above steam.
  2. To sort and wash the berry, dry it and place in a hot sterilized jar.
  3. Pour boiling water so that the water rises almost to the very neck.
  4. Cover and let stand for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Drain the water from the jar, add the necessary amount of sugar to it, and bring to a boil, make sure that it is completely dissolved in the liquid.
  6. Again, pour the sugar syrup into the jar with the berries and immediately tighten it tightly with a machine.
  7. Place the jar upside down, place under a warm blanket and leave to cool for at least 12 hours.

Compote of cranberries and blueberries

According to the recipe described above, the cranberry compote with the addition of other wild and garden berries is prepared without sterilization. For example, blueberries will give the drink a noble dark color and a sweetish aftertaste.

On a three-liter jar put:

  • 350 g of cranberries and blueberries;
  • 1.5-2 liters of water;
  • 100 g of sugar;
  • 1 tsp lemon peel.

Sweet compote of blueberries and cranberries for the winter

Wild blueberries are much more difficult to find on sale, although in recent years there are cultural varieties. Cranberry compote with blueberries is also different in sweetness, aroma and color. Prepare it for the same technology, replacing the blueberries in the previous recipe with exactly the same amount of blueberries.

Compote of cranberries and strawberries for the winter

The combination of strawberries and lingonberries will give compote so original taste that it is hardly possible for anyone to guess what it is made of. Strawberries are likely to have to be used frozen, since by the time the lingonberries ripen, it usually leaves. However, remontant varieties can be found that bear fruit throughout August and September.

It will take:

  • 250 g of cranberries;
  • 250 g strawberries;
  • 300 grams of sugar;
  • about 2.5 liters of water.

Recipe making:

  1. The berries are washed or thawed (if they are used in an frozen form).
  2. Put them in a sterile three-liter jar, pour boiling water, leave for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Water is drained, sugar syrup is prepared on its basis.
  4. The berries are poured with boiling sugar syrup over and over again and then the jar is rolled up.
Tip! By the way, the same principle and recipe is used to cook lingonberry compote with raspberries.

Compote of black currant and lingonberries for the winter

The same recipe is used if you wish to combine lingonberries with black or red currants, or even with both berries at once.


  • 2 cups currant berries;
  • 1 cup lingonberries;
  • 1 cup sugar;
  • the amount of water - how much will fit into a three-liter jar after pouring.

Fragrant compote of cranberries and cherries

Lingonberries and cherries make an incredibly tasty, beautiful and healthy compote, and it is also easy to make it if you use the method of single boiling water and then pour sugar syrup.

The composition of the ingredients requires a recipe:

  • 500 g of cranberries;
  • 1500 g of pitted cherries;
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon peel;
  • 400 grams of sugar;
  • water - how much will fit in a 3-liter jar.

Compote turns out very concentrated, and when using it it will be necessary to dilute.

The easiest recipe for cowberry compote for the winter

Using the easiest recipe for making lingonberry compote, you can even do one-time pouring.

All ingredients for making can be taken from the previous recipe. And the recipe itself consists of the following steps:

  1. The prepared berry in a colander is blanched in boiling water for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Placed on pre-sterilized banks.
  3. Prepare sugar syrup, boiling it, as usual, for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Pour cranberries in cans with boiling syrup and instantly roll them up.
  5. It is necessary to cool the compote under the blanket upside down in order to undergo additional sterilization in this form.

Compote of assorted cranberries with one fill

Of course, it will be very tasty to combine lingonberries and various berries and fruits in one drink. This recipe describes an example of an assorted compote, the ingredients for which are not difficult to find.

It will take:

  • 200 g of cranberries;
  • 200 g blueberries;
  • 100 g of cranberries;
  • 500 g apples;
  • 400 grams of sugar;
  • water - depending on the desired concentration of compote, but not less than 2 liters.
Tip! In order to get a compote that wouldn’t have to be diluted after further use, the berries should be no more than of the can.

It is very simple to make a lingonberry compote according to this recipe, but apples need to be given time to infuse.

  1. Apples are washed, cleaned of seed walls and cut into small slices.
  2. The water is heated to a boil and poured sliced ​​and placed in a saucepan apple slices. Leave on three-quarters of an hour.
  3. After insisting water is drained, sugar is added to it and, warming to a boil, boil for 5-8 minutes.
  4. In jars add assorted berries and pour syrup over the top in a boiling state.
  5. The manufacturing process is completed, the banks can be twisted and put under the insulation upside down.

Compote from shadberry and lingonberry

Irga with all its usefulness and unpretentiousness is not very popular among gardeners. But the content of vitamins, it is not inferior to the same chokeberry or even black currant.

Lingonberry compote with the addition of shadberry will be a very beautiful dark shade, and the taste of sweet shadberry will very well set off the sourness in the cranberries.

On the capacity of 3 liters will need:

  • 300 g of cranberries;
  • 300 g shadberry;
  • 300 g of sugar;
  • about 2 liters of water.

Prepare a drink for this recipe in a manner already known, using one pouring boiling water and subsequent final pouring with sugar syrup.

How to roll a lingonberry compote with an orange for the winter

Lingering compote with the addition of orange is incredibly tasty. Citrus fruits always bring with them a unique flavor of a holiday, and this drink is good to use on New Year's Eve in a warm or even hot form.

It will take:

  • 300 g of cranberries;
  • 1 orange;
  • 100 grams of sugar;
  • ½ tsp cinnamon;
  • about 2 liters of water.

Recipe making:

  • Before use, the orange is scalded with boiling water and rubbed the zest separately, which is then used for compote. Also cleaned of white skin and seed in the pulp, which can give bitterness to the drink.
  • Lingonberries are prepared in the usual way.
  • Water with sugar boiled for 5 minutes, add ground cinnamon.
  • Orange pulp and grated zest are placed in sterile jars with cranberries.
  • Pour boiling syrup and twist for long-term storage.

How to cook lingonberry compote with lemon for the winter

In the same way cooked lingonberry compote with the addition of lemon, which is also used almost entirely. It is only necessary to remove the bones from the pulp.

Only sugar is usually added 2 times more in quantity.

Cranberry compote with vanilla

And if vanillin is added to the sugar syrup during cooking, the taste of the cranberry compote will soften considerably, and the drink itself will become even healthier.

For 1 kg of cowberry berries take:

  • 400 grams of sugar;
  • 5 g vanillin;
  • 2 liters of water.

Cranberry compote with apples

Lingonberry with apples is a classic combination, they perfectly complement each other both in taste and richness in compote for the winter. According to this recipe, the fruit is initially boiled, which makes the taste of the drink more concentrated.

Ingredients composition is as follows:

  • 2 kg of cranberries;
  • 1 kg of apples;
  • 1 kg of granulated sugar;
  • 5-6 liters of water.
Important! For lingonberry compote with apples, a good addition is cinnamon or badian to taste.

From this amount of products should be about 3 three-liter jars.

Recipe making:

  1. Lingonberries are prepared in a standard way.
  2. Apples are washed, cut out the core with the seeds and cut into slices of approximately the same size.
  3. Sugar syrup is boiled out of water and sugar.
  4. Put sliced ​​apples into it and boil gently for about a quarter of an hour.
  5. Then the slotted fruit is placed on sterile jars.
  6. And the lingonberries are placed in the syrup and cooked for about 10 minutes, then with the help of the same skimmer laid out on top of the apples.
  7. Fill fruits and berries with syrup, in which they are boiled and hermetically sealed.

Compote of plums and lingonberries for the winter

Cowberry compote with the addition of plums is prepared in almost the same way. Plums must be released from the bones, and it will take not much time to brew them - 10 minutes is enough.

The rest of the technology and the ratio of ingredients are exactly the same as in the recipe with apples. But the color of the compote will be somewhat different, of course, its taste and aroma will change.

Cranberry compote with pears for the winter

Cowberry compote with the addition of pears is made in a similar way.

The following products are required for the recipe:

  • 2 kg of ripe pears, but still quite solid;
  • 1.5 kg of cranberries;
  • 0, 8 kg of granulated sugar;
  • 1 liter of water.

The manufacturing process is very similar to the technology described in previous recipes, with the only difference that pears are boiled in syrup for only 10 minutes, and lingonberries are placed in it for just a minute, and then immediately laid out on the banks.

How to cook compote of cranberries, apples and prunes

In this recipe, lingonberries have wonderful neighbors in the form of apples and prunes. The latter component, in addition, favorably affects the work of the intestine and increases efficiency, and together they fully satisfy the body's need for vitamins and minerals.

The ratio of components is as follows:

  • 500 g of cranberries;
  • 400 g pitted prunes;
  • 7-8 medium apples;
  • 200 g of sugar;
  • about 6 liters of water.

The method of manufacture does not fundamentally differ from the previous recipes:

  1. Syrup is made from water and sugar.
  2. Fruits and berries are washed, cleaned from unnecessary details. Apples cut into slices, and prunes into 2-4 pieces.
  3. Apples are added to sugar syrup first, prunes after 10 minutes and lingonberries after the same amount of time.
  4. The fire is turned off, and the finished compote together is packed with berries and fruit in sterile jars and rolled.

Frozen Cowberry Compote

In a similar way, a compote of frozen lingonberries is prepared, using the so-called five-minute recipe.

The composition of the products is as follows:

  • 150 g of frozen lingonberries;
  • 200 g of sugar;
  • 2-2.5 liters of water.

To cook the compote of frozen lingonberries use the following recipe:

  1. Lingonberries are pre-defrosted in a natural way, taken from the freezer and left at room temperature for 8-10 hours.
  2. The liquid obtained from defrosting the berries is drained through a sieve into a saucepan, where the compote will cook, and the required amount of water is added.
  3. The berries are washed under running water, removing all damaged specimens and plant debris.
  4. A pot of water is put on the fire, heated to boiling, sugar is added and boiled until it is completely dissolved.
  5. Then cranberries are poured into the sugar syrup and boiled for exactly 5 minutes after boiling.
  6. Lay out on sterile containers and twist sterile caps.

Delicious Cranberry and Cranberry Compote

Another classic combination is the neighborhood of cranberries and lingonberries in the same jar. After all, they often grow in nature next door. And in compote even from frozen lingonberries and cranberries, berries can complement each other with their healing properties.

To obtain a three-liter can of this two-component compote, you must take:

  • 1 glass of those and other berries;
  • 120-130 grams of granulated sugar;
  • 2.5-3 liters of water.

According to the method of manufacturing the recipe resembles mors.

  1. The berries are sorted, washed in cold water and slightly dried.
  2. They are covered with sugar and rubbed with a blender or wooden pulp.
  3. In a separate container, water is heated to boiling and the berry mixture is placed there.
  4. After boiling boil for about three minutes.
  5. Pour into sterile containers through a sieve, leaving mashed berries outside.
  6. Banks roll up.

How to make for the winter compote of lingonberries with spices and white wine

This recipe for lingonberry compote is not intended for children, although alcohol on the palate is almost impossible to feel. Wine only gives the finished drink a delicacy and pleasant aroma.

Would need:

  • 0.7 kg of cranberries;
  • 0.35 g sugar;
  • 0.22 ml of white wine;
  • 5 g ground cinnamon and cardamom;
  • grated zest from one lemon;
  • 2-3 g of ginger.

The recipe making process is quite simple:

  1. Berries spread in a dry and clean jar, sprinkling them in layers of sugar and ground spices.
  2. Ginger and grated lemon zest are added to the last layer.
  3. Banks are covered with lids and sterilized in boiling water for about a quarter of an hour.
  4. After sterilization is completed, they are immediately hermetically sealed.

How to close the compote of cowberries without sugar for the winter

Sour fruits and berries can be easily harvested for the winter without the use of sugar, because the acids they contain are not bad preservatives themselves.

It takes only the lingonberry itself and water.

The recipe making process is simple:

  1. Lingonberries are washed and dried.
  2. Fill sterile jars for 1/3 with berries and pour boiling water so that in the upper part of the jar there is 2-3 cm of free volume. Important! This space is necessary for boiling compote during sterilization.
  3. Then banks with compote set in a wide pan with hot water, at the bottom of which have a small towel.
  4. Sterilize for at least 10 minutes if using liter jars.

Lingonberry compote for the winter without cooking

Due to the presence of natural preservatives in lingonberries, it can easily be stored during the winter period just under water.

On 1 kg of berries use about 2.5 liters of water.

  1. In a glass container berries are tightly placed and poured over with boiled water at room temperature, so that it completely covers the lingonberries.
  2. Cover with a nylon cover and store in the refrigerator.
  3. Throughout the winter, the liquid can be cast using compote or fruit drink. And in a jar of berries just add clean water.

How to cook cowberry compote for the winter in a slow cooker

In a slow cooker, you can quickly and easily cook lingonberry compote, and then pack it in cans for storage for the winter.


  • 600 g of cranberries;
  • 250 g of sugar;
  • 2 liters of water.

Cooking recipe:

  1. Water is poured into the bowl of the device and heated, using the "steaming" mode until boiling.
  2. Add sugar and lingonberries, boil for about 10 minutes.
  3. Packed in sterile containers, twisted.

Rules for the storage of lingonberry compote

Lingonberry compote is well preserved throughout the winter and at normal room temperature. Compote without sugar is best stored in cooler rooms. A compote without cooking is usually stored in the cellar or refrigerator.


Lingonberry compote for the winter can be prepared with almost any berries and fruits, and in any case it will be a very tasty and healthy drink.