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Uzvar

Type: Drinks
Servings: 10
Ready in: 45 min.
Calories: Low
The uzvar is a national Ukrainian beverage, cooked with dried fruits and berries. Moreover, some housewives tend to add species – cinnamon, star anise and nutmeg – that will give the drink an exotic flavor.
The main ingredients of uzvar are dried apples, pears, plums and raisins; sometimes fresh raspberries, blueberries or strawberries might be added. Nevertheless the protagonist and reason of inimitable flavor and fragrance is honey. It substitutes sugar.
The uzvar could be consumed both hot and cooled; however it is traditionally served cool.

Ingredients

Dried apples 200 g
Dried pears 300 g
Raisins 100 g
Prunes 200 g
Honey 250 g
Water 2 l

 

Stages of cooking

1
Cover dried fruits with cold water for 10 mins; then rinse them.
2
Add the pears into the boiling water and cook for 20 mins. Then add the apples, prunes and raisins. Cook for 15 mins more.
3
Add the honey. Bring to the boil and set the pot aside. The beverage should rest. Serve it cooled.
4
The fruits from the uzvar can be served in a plate.

 

 

 

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