Homemade Juice (Kompot)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Kompot is a fruit juice made by nearly every Russian and Ukrainian family. There are a gazillion ways to make it, a must try.
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$12
Servings: 16 cups


  • 15 apricots or 6 cups of pitted
  • 4 cups of cherries
  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 1 gal of water
  • 3/4 cup of sugar or to taste


  1. Bring 1 gal of water to a boil.
  2. Wash all the fruit. Cut apricots in half and remove the pits. Pit the cherries.
  3. When the water starts to boil, carefully add fruit and bring water back to a boil.
  4. Switch heat to medium and let the mixture boil for 30 min uncovered.
  5. When time is up, remove from heat and stir in 3/4 cup of sugar or to taste.
  6. Let kompot cool completely, strain off the juice and refrigerate. Serve chilled.