Cranberry Orange Compote


by: Chef Mimi

A lovely holiday compote full of cranberry and orange flavors that's perfect served with pork or turkey, over some yogurt, or paired with goat cheese for a fabulous hors d'oeuvre!


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serves: 8-12

2 bags cranberries

2 Zest of oranges

2 Juice of oranges

1/3 cup sugar

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Orange Compote

Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount per Serving

Calories: 58

  • Total Fat: 0.1 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 0 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.7 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  •     Sugars: 11.3 g
  • Protein: 0.3 g

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cranberry-orange-compote-4605.jpg 1.  Sort through the cranberries in a colander, occasionally rinsing them with cool water as you do. Remove any discolored, rotten, or suspicious cranberries and discard.

2.  Place the cranberries in a small pot. Add the zest, orange juice, and sugar.

3.  Place the pot on the stove, cover it, and turn on the heat to low. You want to take your time doing this. The cranberries will slowly heat up, and along with the steam from the orange juice, and will gradually burst. This might take as long as ten minutes. At this point, remove the lid.

4.  If much liquid remains, slowly cook it off, still keeping the heat low.

5.  Let it cool slightly, and serve warm, or serve at room temperature.

Cooks' note:
This compote is similar to a cooked cranberry sauce, but not quite as sweet.

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Kathy M


that just looks perfect!