This fresh cranberry sauce is so much better than anything store-bought. Serve it with our Maple-Glazed Turkey.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan over medium-high, bring cranberries, grapes, sugar, and 1/2 cup water to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until most of the cranberries have popped and grapes are falling apart, 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • Remove from heat; add salt and stir to combine. Let cool to room temperature (compote will thicken as it cools). Serve at room temperature.

Reviews (13)

68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2015
I first got this recipe when I was in the audience at the Martha Stewart Show when it was on network tv, several years ago. What a fun time! This is the easiest and best tasting cranberry compote to compliment any turkey dinner. I put it together 2 days earlier than when I plan on serving. This allows the flavors to meld. I'm thinking of adding some orange zest and a splash of bourbon. I also mash up the compote some as its coming together if the cranberries or grapes don't all burst.
Rating: Unrated
11/22/2013
This simple and easy recipe has become a staple for the holidays. Sometimes I add a tablespoon of orange zest. Our family enjoys it so much that I will throw a couple of bags of cranberries in the freezer when they are in season and make this compote year round.
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2011
Amazing! I don't generally like cranberry sauce (too tart) but this was excellent. Sweet and yummy. I made it the Saturday b4 Thanksgiving. It was a hit in my house of non cranberry lovers.
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Rating: Unrated
12/22/2009
Back by popular demand for Christmas morning at home (over pumpkin hotcakes) and dinner with extended family (as a side dish). Love it!
Rating: Unrated
11/25/2008
I've made this recipe 2 years in a row and everybody loved it! Much better than plain cranberry sauce!!! Delish! Has become a favourite at Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Rating: Unrated
11/23/2008
This recipe is so quick and easy to make! It's so refreshing to have a big bite of tart yet sweet cranberry sauce in between the heaviness of Thanksgiving dinner. This is a favorite already.
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Rating: Unrated
01/14/2008
This is my favorite cranberry sauce recipe. Something about the grapes makes it special. I made it for Thanksgiving 2006 and throughout the year. I've added a thinly sliced orange and 1/4 c. diced dried apricots to the mixture and it is delicious.
Rating: Unrated
11/25/2007
I made this last Thanksgiving also and everyone loved it. I like that you don't have to add as much sugar as plain cranberry sauce.
Rating: Unrated
11/21/2007
I used this recipe last Thanksgiving and my family begged me to make it again. It's especially great if you don't like cranberry sauce... even my picky dad likes it!
Rating: Unrated
11/20/2007
This is a great side to any poultry meal. Especially Thanksgiving! In small decorative jars, this makes an excellent gift!
Rating: Unrated
11/14/2007
A wonderful recipe ! Don't let the simplicity fool you - it's delicious. I have tried many cranberry sauce recipes. I plan to make this one part of my Thanksgiving tradition.
Rating: Unrated
11/13/2007
This is a really great recipe for cranberry compote. I made it last year for Thanksgiving and started having requests for it a month before this Thanksgiving! I also put some aside less the sugar for my diabetic Dad and used a small amount of sugar substitute - he loved it! It is super easy to make and can be made well ahead of the big day.
Rating: Unrated
11/08/2007
This is so easy to make and is the best tasting cranberry sauce our family has eaten. It will soon become a family tradition as it is made again and again.