I grew up eating Cranberry Jelly – you know that gelatinous stuff from a can. It was a staple at my house as a kid and I hated it. Twice a year my mom pulled out a special crystal dish, that was only used for cranberry sauce.
Fast forward some 30 plus years and I’m still serving that same stuff. The only difference is my kids and hubby like it and we have it throughout the year.
But there is a better option! When I can get fresh cranberries I make homemade Cranberry Orange Compote. Not only does it make Thanksgiving a little more special, it does not contain any mystery ingredients that I am happy ignoring on the label of a can of cranberry jelly.
- Make the day before to allow to chill completely.
- Adjust the sugar while the mixture is still warm so the sugar can dissolve. Sometime the berries can be extra tart.
- Print a recipe card to add to your collection. Cranberry Orange Compote Recipe Card