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A jar of cranberry compote on a white marble table next to pinecones.

Cranberry Compote

  • Author: Ali
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1/4 cup 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy cranberry compote recipe is a healthier alternative to cranberry sauce. It’s the perfect side dish to serve with traditional holiday dishes, such as turkey and ham.





  • Don’t overheat the compote. Maintain a gentle simmer, not a boil. If the compote is heated at too high a temperature or for too long, it will become too thick.
  • Add water if needed. Cranberries don’t contain as much water as other berries. If you find the compote is too thick, add in an extra spoonful of water to get the desired consistency.
  • Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 to 10 days.
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Category: Compote
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 tbsp
  • Calories: 146
  • Sugar: 32g
  • Sodium: 9mg
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.1g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Protein: 0.6g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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