Cranberry Currant Compote

This easy cranberry dessert sauce is made with fresh cranberries and currants and is used as a topping for cheesecake.



Makes about 2 1/2 cups

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Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 (12-ounce) package fresh cranberries (about 3 cups)
1/4 cup currant jelly


Stir together sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir in cranberries, and cook, stirring occasionally, until cranberries pop and are softened, about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in currant jelly, and cook, stirring often, until jelly melts. Remove saucepan from heat, and place in an ice-water bath. Stir occasionally until mixture cools to room temperature.

Karen Barker,


December 2005
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