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Cranberry Compote

This delicious recipe for cranberry compote comes courtesy of chef Todd English.

  • Servings: 10
  • Yield: Serves 8 to 10
Cranberry Compote

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television, October 2000


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 piece (1 inch) ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 2 tablespoons packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Place a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add oil. Add onion and ginger, and cook for 1 minute. Stir in cranberries, orange juice, raisins, brandy, sugar, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, and red-wine vinegar. Cook until syrupy and reduced by half, about 10 minutes.

  2. Add cranberry juice, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, cayenne, and salt. Simmer until thickened, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick, and set aside to cool.

Reviews (1)

  • Clairecooks 28 Nov, 2010

    I made this last night and it has way too much cayenne pepper. It completely overpowers the other flavors including the cranberry. I really wanted it to be good. I might try it again but I will definitely leave it out.

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