Compôte of Barberries for Dessert

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By Eliza Acton

Published 1845

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  • Barberries, 1 lb.
  • sugar, 12 to 16 oz.
  • water,


When this fruit is first ripe it requires, from its excessive acidity, nearly its weight of sugar to render it palatable; but after hanging some time upon the trees it becomes much mellowed in flavour, and may be sufficiently sweetened with a smaller proportion. According to the state of the fruit then, take for each pound (leaving it in bunches) from twelve to