Stewed Fruits and Onions

Qaisapa ყაისაფა

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a condiment
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      50 min

Appears in
Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus

By Carla Capalbo

Published 2017

  • About

“This dish is always the first to be served at a wedding,” says Makvala. Qaisapa makes for an interesting addition to the supra table, bringing the surprise of caramelized onions to a compote of stewed dried fruits. Makvala sun-dries her own fruits – plums, apples, pears, peaches – but it’s easy to make with whatever naturally dried fruits you can find. Dried fruits vary in how much liquid they will absorb so add a little more water if necessary. The result should be quite juicy. The