Cranberry Compote

August 3, 2012 by Kenmore

Try out this sophisticated cranberry sauce for your next big holiday gathering.


preparation time
0 mins

cook time




1 small star anise pod

0.5 teaspoons black peppercorns

1 2-inch stick cinnamon

2 cup Merlot (or other dry red wine)

0.75 cup sugar

2 cup cranberries fresh or frozen


Step 1

Place star anise, peppercorns and cinnamon stick in a small piece of cheesecloth and tie into a bundle. In a medium saucepan, combine wine, sugar and spice bundle and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.

Step 2

Add cranberries and cook over moderate heat until cranberries start to pop, about 5 minutes. Transfer cranberries to a bowl with a slotted spoon. Discard spice bundle and boil remaining liquid over moderate heat until thick and syrupy, about 15 minutes. Return cranberries to the syrup and stir to mix. Recipe created by Parties That Cook®


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