Dried fruit mix is usually a mixture of cut-up apples, pears, apricots, grapes and other fruit or berries dried naturally. This mixture can keep for a long time. It is mainly used for making a kompot but can also be added to other dishes.
This is a very simple yet delicious drink. The coolest thing about is that you can use any kind of pears, even if they’re not the most ripe or sweet. You can even use the wild pears; the result will be stunning.
There are many wild theories about its origins on the Internet, but my guess is that a chef in some Russian tavern decided to show off by giving a fancy name to a simple dish. The foreign word not only survived, it became common.