How to Make Cranberry Lime Compote
To make a compote, fruit, usually cut into chunks, is simmered with sugar, spices, and if you’re lucky a little booze. (Wink.) You can use fresh, frozen or dried fruits and the spices of your choice.
This Cranberry Lime Compote is the result of simmering cranberries in a delicious mix of sugar, water, molasses, and lime juice and zest until the berries burst, the sugar melts and your compote thickens. Easy peasy!
Unlike preserves or jellies, compotes are meant to be enjoyed right away, not put up for later. They’re typically used as an ingredient in a dish, or a garnish. Add a spoonful to a bowl of vanilla ice cream, spread it on a slice of pound cake or angel food cake, stir a spoonful into your yogurt, or add a small bowl of your compote to your next cheese board. I love the flavor combo of tart compote alongside a sharp cheddar. (Level up my Easy Pantry Cheeseboard with a little compote for your next nosh session!) For a sweet treat, check out this version in my No Bake Cranberry Cheesecakes in Jars.