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Fresh Cranberry Compote

  • Yield: 5 cups


  • 6 ounces fresh cranberries, rinsed and picked over
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice


  • In a non reactive, nonstick saucepan, over medium, combine the cranberries, zest, 1/2 cup sugar, water, salt, and cinnamon. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 10 minutes. Dissolve 1 tablespoon cornstarch in the orange juice. Add the mixture to the cranberries and stir to blend. Simmer another 15 minutes until the mixture is thick. Remove from the heat and cool completely. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.