Dried Grape Compote With Honey Hoşaf

A lightly sweetened refreshing dessert of dried sultanas and honey with a gentle clove background. A dish that is said to have carried an army of soldiers through the first world war



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Category: Desserts, Drinks & Sweet Treats Store-cupboard Cooking
Seasons Autumn Winter
Cuisine Type Latin


Dried Grape Compote

1 Water Glass Sultanas (3/4 Cup)
1 Litre Cold water
2 Cloves
2 Tablespoons Honey

Dried Grape Compote With Honey Hoşaf Directions

  1. Wash the dried grape well and drain.
  2. Add the old water into a saucepan and place the grapes in water.
  3. Leave to soak for around 30 minutes. 
  4. Add the cloves to the grapes and bring to the boil, reduce the heat and leave at a low boil for around 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in the honey and continue to heat for a further 10 minutes. 
  6. Remove from the heat and leave to cool to room temperature.
  7. Cover and leave in the fridge until serving.

Recipe notes

  • Hoşaf is a simple drink or dessert made from dried fruits, you can use fruits singularly or in combination. (Try apricot & cranberry with cinnamon & orange)


  • It keeps very well in the fridge and is a refreshing, easy to grab, pick me up.


  • Made in the summer months with fresh fruit is goes by the name of Koposto.  


  • You can leave out the added honey or substitute it for sugar should you wish, and increase the amount should you have a sweet tooth. 

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