Side Dishes - Phase 2 - Cranberry-Orange Compote - Phase 2

11-17-2007, 11:24 PM
Cranberry-Orange Compote – Phase 2
Recipe from The South Beach Diet - Parties & Holidays Cookbook

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes

This classic jewel-colored fruit sauce is the perfect foil for turkey meat and makes a flavorful condiment for the next day’s sandwiches (you might want to double this recipe to ensure leftovers). Low in calories, cranberries are also a good source of vitamin C. If you like a sweeter compote, add a little more sugar substitute.

2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup water
½ cup granular sugar substitute

Place cranberries, zest, cinnamon, and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat; stire to combine. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until berries have popped and compote has thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sugar substitute to taste. Serve at room temperature.

MAKE-AHEAD: Compote can be made up to 1 week in advance and refrigerated in a covered container. Bring to room temperature before serving.