Ginger-Cranberry Compote

A small portion of this sweet and spicy compote adds a tangy note to any holiday meal. We suggest serving it atop or alongside our Rosemary Salmon (see Associated Recipe). It's also delicious spooned over turkey or roasted pork tenderloin. Serve it at room temperature or chilled.

Ginger-Cranberry Compote
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries (4 oz.)

  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (see Tip)

  • teaspoon salt


  1. Combine cranberries, maple syrup, orange juice, lemon juice, ginger, and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until the cranberries begin to burst and the sauce thickens, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool.

Associated Recipe

Maple Pecan-Rosemary Salmon


Use a Microplane zester/grater to easily grate the ginger.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

46 Calories
12g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 46
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 9g
Vitamin A 22IU 0%
Sodium 51mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

Related Articles