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Perfect Thanksgiving Side Dish: Amazing Cranberry Orange Compote Recipe


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!



Orange Cranberry Compote
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– 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! Try this savory corn and bacon saute


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 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!

This is a must-try Thanksgiving side dish! I especially love the orange-flavor, sets it off right! 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.

Know of any more delish side dish recipes? I’m taking all ideas, leave a comment below!


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