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Healthy Cranberry-Apple Compote

  • Author: Joscelyn Abreu
  • Total Time: 30


Homemade cranberry-apple compote sweetened with fruit and pure maple syrup. SO much tastier and healthier than cranberry sauce from the can!


  • 3 cups (12 ounces) fresh cranberries, rinsed*
  • 1/2 gala apple, peeled and diced small (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or other sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • grated zest and juice of 1 small lemon
  • 12 cinnamon sticks, optional


  1. Add cleaned cranberries, diced apple, maple syrup, orange juice, lemon juice & zest, and cinnamon sticks to a medium-large saucepan. I used gala, because it’s a sweet apple, but any other sweet apple should do. Bring to a boil over medium-high, stirring often. When the cranberries begin to pop, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until mixture has thickened. Remove from the heat. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to use. Yields about 3 cups.


  • *I reserve 1/2 cup of the cranberries and add it in halfway through cooking so that there are whole cranberries in the sauce. This does add a few tart bites every so often, which I like, so do this only if you like the tart taste of cranberries!
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20