Bourbon-Cranberry Compote

This compote recipe is foolproof, and better still, for a Thanksgiving feast, you can whip the accompaniment up the day before. The sophisticated taste might knock our Bourbon-Cranberry Compote into the adults-only category, but that’s okay by us—more to spread over leftover turkey sandwiches, or to enjoy over ice cream or a bowl of yogurt. Simply heat fresh or frozen cranberries, sugar, apple juice, and bourbon in a saucepan until it thickens up nicely. Let the compote cool, and store it in a covered container in the refrigerator until you’re ready for the feast. Serve the compote cold or at room temperature.

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 105 calories
    • Fat 0 g
    • Sat Fat 0 g
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 1 mg
    • Protein 0 g
    • Carbohydrate 26 g
    • Sugar 22 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 0 mg
    • Calcium 4 mg
This compote recipe is foolproof, and better still, for a Thanksgiving feast, you can whip the accompaniment up the day before. The sophisticated taste might knock our Bourbon-Cranberry Compote into the adults-only category, but that’s okay by us—more to spread over leftover turkey sandwiches, or to enjoy over ice cream or a bowl of yogurt. Simply heat fresh or frozen cranberries, sugar, apple juice, and bourbon in a saucepan until it thickens up nicely. Let the compote cool, and store it in a covered container in the refrigerator until you’re ready for the feast. Serve the compote cold or at room temperature.

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 12-ounce bag cranberries, fresh or frozen (3½ cups)
  2. Check ¾ cup sugar
  3. Check ½ cup apple juice
  4. Check ¼ cup bourbon

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine the cranberries, sugar, apple juice, and bourbon.
  2. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries begin to burst and the sauce thickens, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool before serving.