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Cranberry Compote

Make Cranberry Compote at your next holiday meal for a delicious and classic side dish.

Southern Living NOVEMBER 2007

  • Yield: Makes 3 1/2 cups
  • Cook time: 12 Minutes
  • Prep time: 10 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.


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