Cranberry Compote

Cranberry Compote Recipe
Van Chaplin; Lisa Powell Bailey
Make Cranberry Compote at your next holiday meal for a delicious and classic side dish.


Makes 3 1/2 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 12 Minutes
Cool: 15 Minutes


2 (12-oz.) packages fresh cranberries
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons orange liqueur
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


1. Stir together all ingredients in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat; cook, stirring often, 5 to 7 minutes or until cranberry skins begin to split. Reduce to heat medium-low, and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat, and let cool 15 minutes. Remove and discard cinnamon stick. Store mixture in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.