My Favorite Cranberry Orange Pecan Compote

Janice Krako/ November 20, 2016/ cranberry, cranberry compote, Cranberry Orange Pecan Compote, holiday food, home cooking, home made, orange, side dish, Thanksgiving/ 0 comments

Cranberry orange pecan compote homemade is super simple and quick to make.

Cooking cranberries is really quite quick and easy.  Cooking is what you love to do if your flavor wheel house loves to expand. There is no right or wrong way to make a cranberry compote as far as flavor profiles. Occasionally I have read that people will add some jalapeño even for a change. The techniques will get you where you need to for the finished food but flavors?  That is really up to your tastebuds.

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My Favorite Cranberry Orange Pecan Compote

peel orange with vegetable peeler for strips
(but just the colorful part, no white)

My Favorite Cranberry Orange Pecan Compote

6 servings +


  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup sugar, white or light brown
  • 3 – 1″ wide strips of orange peel
  • 2/3 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 14 oz fresh whole cranberries

shelled pecans



  1. Into a saucepan bring orange juice and sugar to a boil.
  2. Add the cranberries, orange peel, and simmer till the berries start popping and liquid thickens.
  3. When ready to cool, thoroughly stir in the toasted pecans to spread evenly.
  4. Leave the peel in or remove if you wish. T
  5. he liquid will thicken more while cooling.

Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator until you need to serve.

Serving suggestion: top with some grated orange rind and sprinkled chopped toasted pecans. This will be colorful and let the guests know exactly what’s in the compote.

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