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Crock Pot Apple Cranberry Compote

  • Author: Arlene Mobley
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 8 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Thanksgiving Side Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


Easy Crock Pot Apple Cranberry Compote is the perfect Thanksgiving Day side dish recipe. Made on the stove top or in a slow cooker.



  • 1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 large orange
  • Zest and juice from orange.
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water or orange juice


For Stovetop cooking in a saucepan

  1. Zest and juice orange. Add to a medium saucepan.
  2. Peel, core and dice the apple. Add to a saucepan and toss with orange juice.
  3. Place cranberry sauce and cinnamon in saucepan.
  4. Heat on low in the saucepan until cranberry sauce has liquefied.
  5. Turn heat up to medium in saucepan and cook until apples are tender.
  6. Turn heat up to high and bring to a boil.
  7. Add 2 teaspoons cornstarch to 1/2 cup water or juice and mix well.
  8. Add to cranberries and apples once they come to a boil.
  9. Stir until thickened. Immediately remove from heat.

For Crock-Pot cooking

  1. Once all the ingredients have been added to the crock-pot cook on high for 1 hour stirring occasionally.
  2. Once the apple pieces are tender mix 2 tsps of cornstarch with 1/2 cup water or orange juice.
  3. Stir into cranberries and apples until thickened. Turn crock-pot to warm.
  4. Serve with dinner.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 105
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