🇵🇱 Poland: Kompot z suszu

This dried fruit drink can be adapted to your preferred tastes with your choice of fruits and levels of spices! Set aside some time to allow the fruits to rehydrate, and then pour for a unique non-alcoholic drink!

Before arriving at the Embassy, Jan ran his own restaurant in Warsaw that offered a modern take on traditional Polish cuisine.

Kompot z suszu, or Polish dried fruit drink, is a holiday staple served during Christmas Eve dinner in Poland. Packed with vitamins, vegan-friendly and deliciously tangy, it’s the perfect accompaniment to the filling, 12-course feast traditionally eaten on December 24th—for many Poles, the most important meal of the year.”

– Jan Górszczyk-Kęcik, Chef of the Embassy of Poland

🇵🇱 Poland: Kompot z suszu

Servings 4 Glasses
Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 30 mins


  • Dried Fruit Apple, pear, quince, plum, or fig—whatever you'd like!
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Lemon
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 tsp Honey


  • Soak your choice of dried fruits in boiled water and let sit for 3-4 hours.
  • Lightly roast the orange and lemon, cut into thin slices and add to the rehydrated fruits.
  • Add a cinnamon stick and as many cloves as you’d like.
  • Bring to a boil over low heat for around 25 minutes. Be careful not to let the fruit break apart.
  • Add honey. Cool and pour into a glass jug.
  • Smacznego!

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