Peel peaches, remove the seeds and cut into halves
or fourths. Put in a pot with the sugar and water, and bring to a boil, cook till peaches are tender. Allow to cool.
Peel and half the pears, with water, add
sugar, and bring to a boil. When tender, remove from heat and cool, serve chilled. If desired, one or two whole cloves may be added during the last 5 minutes of the cooking.
Peel quinces, cut in half and remove seeds,
or core as with apples above and cut in half. Place all the ingredients in a pot and bring to boil, cook till quinces are tender. Remove from heat and allow to cool, serve chilled. During the cooking, add one or two whole cloves if desired.
Fresh Apricot Compote
Split apricots and remove seeds. Put all the
ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil, cook until the apricots are tender but not mushy. Remove from heat and cool, serve chilled.
Sour Cherry Compote
Boil water and sugar together in a pan, turn to medium heat. Add the morello cherries, boil for a few minutes more. Remove from heat, cool. Serve chilled.
Clean strawberries, remove caps, set aside.
Boil sugar and water together, then remove from heat, and add the strawberries. Allow to cool completely, then chill. Serve in bowls with a few cubes of ice.