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Cranberry Orange Compote Recipe – The Perfect Thanksgiving Side Dish

This cranberry orange compote recipe is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving. It is really the best cranberry sauce I have ever tasted!

Easy cranberry orange compote side dish recipe - the perfect recipes with fresh cranberries for Thanksgiving!

Cranberry orange compote recipe

Who’s looking for Thanksgiving cranberry recipes?

Forget the canned cranberry sauce this year, try this tasty Thanksgiving side dish recipe that is sure to knock your guests’ socks off! Using fresh cranberries, oranges and a sugary grenadine, this side dish only takes about 15 minutes to complete from start to finish. I made this yesterday to test it out before the big day, it is simply divine!

Easy Cranberry Compote Side Dish
Original recipe from Delish.com

– 2 bag(s) (12-ounce) cranberries (6 cups)
– 1 tablespoon(s) grated orange zest
– 1 cup(s) fresh orange juice
– 1 1/4 cup(s) granulated sugar
– 1/4 cup(s) grenadine syrup
– 2 tablespoon(s) red-wine vinegar

Don’t forget the veggies this Thanksgiving! If you love cranberries, try these cranberry bacon Brussles sprouts!

Fresh Cranberries

How to make orange cranberry compote

Combine all ingredients in a large sauce pan or skillet and bring them to a boil. Simmer at a low temperature for 5 minutes or until the fresh cranberries are nice and soft and the liquid turns to a thick syrup. I actually ended up simmering for 10 minutes to be sure it was thoroughly done. Refrigerate or eat at room temperature, either way is delicious!

For such a good a recipe using fresh cranberries, this is a must-try Thanksgiving side dish! I especially love the orange-flavor, sets it off right.

An easy cranberry recipe tip

Tip: I decided to use 1 1/2 cups of half brown sugar and half granulated white sugar (3/4 cup each), I love it extra sweet! This recipe makes enough for 8 servings, so double or even triple it if you need to feed an army.

Although this is the best cranberry sauce I have ever tried, I am open to other recipes, too. Know of any more delicious and easy cranberry side dish recipes? I’m taking all ideas, leave a comment below!

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