Sour Cherry Compote

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Sour Cherry Compote (Vişne Hoşafı)

Sour cherry- -600 gr
Water5 cup1 kg
Sugar1 cup180 gr


Remove stems of cherries. Set aside. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to boil. Add cherries; stir. Reduce heat. Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat; cool. Serve chilled or cold in individual cups or bowls.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy168 cal
Protein1,1 g
Fat0,3 g
Carbohydrates42,7 g
Calcium20 mg
Iron0,39 mg
Phosphorus17 mg
Zinc0 mg
Sodium2 mg
Vitamin A900 iu
Thiamine0,04 mg
Riboflavin0,05 mg
Niacin0,36 mg
Vitamin C5 mg
Cholesterol0 mg

Regional Characteristics:

It is served with pilaf and böreks like other hoshafs. In winter it is prepared with dried cherries in some parts of the country where cherry is grown.