Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 20 mins

I found this on my sheroes site, Martha Stewart. I made it for my first Thanksgiving on my own, and my family loved it. Since then it has been my responsibility to make this instead of cranberry sauce. You can use fresh or frozen(do not need to thaw) cranberries but I prefer fresh.


  1. 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.
  2. Remove from heat; add salt and stir to combine. Let cool to room temperature (compote will thicken as it cools). Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 2 weeks. Serve at room temperature.


Most Helpful

So easy, yet very, very good. I will make this occasionally throughout the year.

CatlingMex December 06, 2009

I always hated homemade cranberry sauce before I found this recipe. It's not too sour and the grapes compliment the flavor nicely. Very easy, too!

2CsMom November 26, 2008

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