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Cranberry Compote Recipe

The perfect combination of sweet and tart with a bit of a spiced after taste.

Here is what I have noticed from past gatherings, cranberry sauce isn't usually the favorite dish. Instead of serving it at dinner maybe try it as a dessert and I think you may just see it get eaten up a bit quicker.

Serve it fresh and warm with some whipped cream on top or inside crepes on Christmas morning!

This cranberry compote recipe will be a big hit at your next get together. This is probably the easiest and quickest recipe you will use during the busy Christmas season.

When it comes to looking up recipes on blog posts, typically you would find the recipe all the way at the bottom of the page but let’s just skip that nonsense and get right to it!


32 oz. Bag of Fresh Cranberries.

2 cups Water

1/2 cup Brown Sugar

1 Large Orange

1tsp. Cinnamon

1tsp. Nutmeg

Cooking Instructions:

Always wash your produce and if these ingredients are home grown, that’s even better (read why here: ).

Be sure to cleanse your produce and all surfaces, protect any surfaces that might be susceptible to stains, as cranberries have a very powerful color.

In a large pot, add in your cranberries, water, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, then bring to a boil. The Cranberry mixture will naturally thicken up as the cranberries begin to fall apart.

While the mixture is heating up, cut your large orange in half.

With the first half, cut off the outer peel and add it to the mixture, this part of the peel you will take out later so make sure to cut the peel in one large piece if possible. For the second half of the orange, use a lemon juicer to extract the juice and add it to the mixture. With remaining peel, simply zest the peel and add it to the boiling pot.

Be sure to keep stirring so that the bottom doesn’t burn. Once it looks like about 3/4 of the cranberries are opened up, take them off heat.

Now for the fun part, dishing up, If you’re serving as a dessert, I recommend keeping the sauce on a low heat or placing it in a pie dish, ready to heat up in the oven. Top with whipped cream and a side of ice cream.

If you use this recipe please tag us on Social media so we can see your masterpiece!

Love ya, Averie

Larkspur Co.

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