Dried Apricot Compote

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Dried Apricot Compote (Kuru Kayısı Hoşafı)

Dried apricot24 piece150 gr
Water7 1/2 cup1.5 kg
Sugar1 cup180 gr


Soak apricots in water overnight. Simmer in same liquid for 30 minutes in a saucepan. Add sugar. Stir slowly until sugar is dissolved. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool. Serve chilled in individual bowls or cups.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy161 cal
Protein1,3 g
Fat0,1 g
Carbohydrates41,5 g
Calcium17 mg
Iron1,4 mg
Phosphorus27 mg
Zinc0 mg
Sodium7 mg
Vitamin A2725 iu
Thiamine0 mg
Riboflavin0,03 mg
Niacin0,83 mg
Vitamin C2 mg
Cholesterol0 mg

Regional Characteristics:

It is a kind of compote served usually with pilaf or börek. Prunes and dried raisins can be used instead of apricots. It can be served with blanched almonds or pistachionuts.