Ciri’s Otherworldly Winter Compote is an attempt to recreate the taste of a childhood - a drink that warmed up after playing in the snow and was always waiting for her along with other delicacies prepared for Midinváerne in the castle kitchen. Ciri, staying in many places, experimented with various fruits, but only the version of Cintra’s cooks - made of pears, apples and dried cranberries with the addition of vinegar, cloves and honey - can evoke the distinct festive atmosphere!
Check out this last of 5 Holiday-themed Witcher-inspired recipes that will allow you to conjure up winter specialties from the farthest corners in your own kitchen! The recipes were prepared in cooperation with CD PROJEKT RED for the needs of Holiday gift booklet in 2021.
TIME: 25 min
SERVING: 3 portions
3 medium-sized pears
1 apple, tart type
4 cups / 1 liter of water
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp apple vinegar (or juice from half a lemon)
a handful of dried cranberry
5 dried apple slices (optional)
2 tbsp (or more) honey
Tip: The sweet-sour taste balance of the drink depends on the sweetness of fruits you use, but you can adjust it by adding more vinegar/lemon juice and honey/sugar to get the perfect taste!