Cranberry-Apple Compote

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by rochsann

Wonderful on waffles, pancakes, and french toast, even ice cream. I serve it on Christmas morning; it can be made a day ahead. From the December 2001 issue of "Bon Appetit".

Top Review by Roxygirl in Colorado

Hi Rochsan- I made your compote to go over some ice cream and it was so tangy and fresh tasting (I had the leftovers on healthy plain yogurt, too!). I cooked the mixture in my pressure cooker and it was done fast, too. Bon Appetit has the BEST holiday recipes. Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk cider, corn syrup, and brown sugar in heavy large saucepan.
  2. Boil over high heat until reduced to one cup, about 15 minutes.
  3. Add 4 tablespoons butter; whisk until melted; remove from heat.
  4. Melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter in another pan, heavy saucepan or skillet, over medium heat; add apple slices, and saute 2 minutes.
  5. Add cranberries and 1/2 cup sugar; stir until cranberries begin to pop, about 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in reduced cider mixture; boil until reduced to syrup consistency, about 6 minutes.
  7. Stir in remaining sugar, if desired.
  8. Can be made a day ahead; cover and refrigerate.
  9. Stir over medium heat until warmed through.
  10. Serve warm.

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