Apple, Pear and Cranberry Compote

Apple, Pear and Cranberry Compote

This sweet and tart compote is perfect to replace that overlooked cranberry sauce that sits on the Thanksgiving table but never gets touched. Add this compote to your leftover turkey sandwiches or as a topping for vanilla ice cream.


makes 4 cups


1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries (approx. 7.5-oz)

1/2 cup Gravenstein apple juice or water

1/2 cup sugar

1 apple, peeled, cored, cut into small cubes

1 pear, peeled, cored, cut into small cubes

1/2 of a lemon, zest and juice

1/4 of an orange, zest and juice

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon



In a medium saucepan boil the apple juice or water and sugar, until sugar is dissolved. Pour in the fresh or frozen cranberries, orange zest and juice, lemon zest and juice, salt and cinnamon.

Boil a couple of minutes until the cranberries burst.

Lower the heat and add in the apple and pear. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes more, until apples are tender, stirring occasionally. Cool to room temperature, then chill before serving.


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