Compotes are a great alternative to water or juices that are sold in stores. Moreover, they can be made absolutely from any fruit. If jam can be made from zucchini and tomatoes, then why not make a lemon compote?

Moreover, lemon is a very healthy fruit, rich in vitamin C. And this vitamin will be most welcome, especially in winter.

citric компот

A simple recipe for winter

What ingredients do we need:

  • 3 liters of purified water;
  • 2 large lemons;
  • Granulated sugar – 500-700 grams.

How to make lemon compote for the winter:

    plain компот

  1. Fruits should be thoroughly rinsed with water, while from the surface you need to clean off all the dirt. To do this, you can use the usual kitchen brush;
  2. We put the kettle with water and warm it to boil;
  3. Citrus spread in a deep cup and fill with hot water. We leave to stand in it for about 5 minutes, during this time all the bitterness from the fruit will completely come out;
  4. Next, take out the lemons from the water, wipe with a towel;
  5. Cut off the crown from both sides and cut into half rings, quarters. You can cut at your discretion, as long as the thickness of the pieces is no more than 1 cm;
  6. Compote jars should be pre-rinsed from dirt and sterilized. To do this, it is enough to pour over hot water;
  7. At the bottom of the prepared cans lay out slices of citrus;
  8. Water should be preheated to a boil and pour into a jar of citrus;
  9. Leave to stand until cool;
  10. Next, on top of the jar, put on a special lid with holes and pour all the water into the pan;
  11. Put the water on the stove, pour the granulated sugar and boil to boil. Boil until the sugar is completely dissolved;
  12. After the syrup is ready, pour it into a container with citrus pieces;
  13. In a container of a metal base, we lay a towel on the bottom, put a jar and pour more than half of the water;
  14. We put on the stove, sterilize after boiling for about 15 minutes;
  15. Close the lid and roll up a special key for seaming;
  16. We clean under the blanket to cool completely, then stored in a dark place..
compote из брусникиLingonberry compote – prepare the berries correctly so that all the vitamins are preserved.

Carrot-beet juice benefits and harm to the body. Read helpful tips.

How to prepare for the winter strawberries in compotes, jams and other goodies. Read our recipes.

Drink lemon and orange for the winter

What components will be needed:

  • 8 oranges;
  • Lemons – a pound;
  • 1000 grams of granulated sugar;
  • Flower honey – 200 grams;
  • Water – 4.5 liters.

How to make a compote of lemon and orange for the winter:

    compote из лимона

  1. Citrus fruits are thoroughly washed from dirt with cool water;
  2. Next, with citrus fruits, remove the zest and clean them from all the white veins. If the streaks do not remove the compote may turn out to be bitter;
  3. Then cut the fruit into pieces and remove all the seeds;
  4. Compote bottles must be pre-rinsed and cleaned of dirt. Also, they should be washed with boiling water so that the compote will not swell in the future;
  5. We spread on the bottom of the glass container pieces of lemon and orange;
  6. Pour water into the tank, pour sugar and put it on gas to boil it. Boil the liquid until all sugar grains are dissolved;
  7. Next, in the syrup, lay out slices of cut peel from oranges and lemons and leave to cook for another 15 minutes;
  8. After that, the finished syrup must be filtered through a sieve;
  9. Then pour the syrup into jars of fruit and leave for 15 minutes;
  10. After 15 minutes, pour the syrup into the pan, put on gas and boil for 10 minutes;
  11. Add 200 grams of flower honey to the syrup, mix everything and leave to boil for 10 minutes;
  12. Boil another 5 minutes, while periodically mix everything. Honey must be completely dissolved;
  13. Next, pour hot sugary liquid into the jars, twist the top of the lid and put it under a warm blanket to cool for 12-14 hours;
  14. Store this drink in a dark place at room temperature..

Lemon compote with basil


  • Lemon – 1 piece;
  • 50 grams of purple basil;
  • 100 grams of sugar;
  • One and a half liters of water.

How to make a lemon compote with basil for the winter:

  1. Basil and lemon thoroughly washed with cold water; basil очистить
  2. Then lay out the basil in a saucepan and pour hot water, insist for 5 minutes; to pour кипятком
  3. After infusion, the liquid should turn dark purple;
  4. Next, cut the citrus fruit into two parts and squeeze out all the juice from it; cut лимон
  5. Pour citrus juice into a container with basil and dark liquid;
  6. After some time, the liquid will begin to brighten and become pink;
  7. After that, pour sugar into the drink, mix it thoroughly;
  8. Next, filter the liquid and pour into a jug; strain
  9. The finished compote can be slightly cooled in the refrigerator and then served on the table.. compote готов

Compot apricot with lemon for the winter

Components for compote:

  • 2 kilograms of apricots;
  • 1 lemon;
  • 500 grams of granulated sugar;
  • Water – 2500 ml.

How to make compote of apricots and lemon for the winter:

  1. First, rinse the apricots from the dirt in cool water;
  2. We divide the apricots into two parts and remove the bones;
  3. Lemon wash. It is advisable to use bony fruit. Citrus with a thick skin will give an unpleasant bitter taste;
  4. Wash the lemon cut into small slices or circles;
  5. Banks for compote must be washed and sterilized over steam, you can pour them with hot water;
  6. Lay out citrus slices on the bottom of each can;
  7. Put apricots on top;
  8. All fall asleep sugar;
  9. Then put the water and warm to a boil. Pour boiling water into a container with fruit and berries;
  10. From the top of the cans, we twist the metal lids with the key for seaming;
  11. We remove for 14 hours under a fur coat;
  12. After that, you can store it in a dark place..

Compote of apricots with citrus

What is required for cooking:

  • 2 kilograms apricot;
  • Orange – 1 piece;
  • Lemon – 1 piece;
  • Granulated sugar – 500-700 grams;
  • 5 liters of water.

The rules of cooking apricot compote with orange and lemon:

    lemons с абрикосами

  1. Apricots are washed with mud in cool water;
  2. Next, divide the berry into two parts and remove the bones;
  3. Orange and lemon washed thoroughly. All dirt should be removed from the surface;
  4. Then we cut the citrus into circles, then we cut the circles into two more parts;
  5. Banks for compote should be thoroughly rinsed, rinse with hot water;
  6. Put lemons and oranges on the bottom of the cans;
  7. Put apricots on top of lemons;
  8. All fall asleep sugar;
  9. Pour water into the pan, put on the gas and warm to a boil;
  10. Pour the fruit and berries with boiling water;
  11. From the top of the cans we twist the lids with the sealer key;
  12. We put the compote under the coat to cool for about 14 hours;
  13. Compote can be stored in the pantry room or in the cellar.

Housekeeping Tips

  • If lemon is used for the compote along with the peel, then it is better to soak it for 5-10 minutes in hot water;
  • Be sure to before preparing the citrus should be thoroughly washed and brushed;
  • After cutting, remove all the bones from the citrus fruit, otherwise they will give a bitter taste to the compote;
  • If you do not want to soak it, you can remove the zest and white veins from the lemon;
  • To give a pleasant aroma and taste in the compote, you can add cinnamon, vanilla, cloves or ginger;
  • Together with sugar, it can be added to honey, it will give a pleasant taste and make this drink much healthier;
  • A pleasant taste is a drink made from lemon, mint and ginger. This drink can be prepared for the winter or every day as an invigorating drink after a bath or bath..

Lemon compote is an excellent invigorating drink that helps strengthen the immune system, fill the body with essential vitamins, and prevent various colds and viral diseases..

But it is in the winter time that one often comes across various colds. Therefore, be sure to make a few cans of this drink for the winter to protect yourself and your family from viral infections!