16 Nov 2020

Real Maine Cranberries: Compote Recipe

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Bring a fresh new taste to a family favorite this holiday season with homemade compote made from Real Maine cranberries, sure to please a crowd!

  • 2 (12-oz.) packages fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • ¼ cup orange juice (or juice of 1 orange)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Stir together all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook 7 to 10 minutes stirring often or until cranberry skins begin to split. Reduce to heat to low and cook an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally or until thickened. Remove from heat, and let cool.
Add your own fun twists to this simple recipe with chunks of Real Maine apples, or wild blueberries!