- Combine 1 diced apple,
orange juice, 1 diced pear, 1/4 cup of
cranberries, cinnamon and ginger in a medium pot over medium heat. Cook
until liquid almost evaporates, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
- Add remaining apple, 1
diced pear and 1/2 cup of water; cook until the apple is just tender,
about 8 minutes. Add orange zest, orange sections, remaining diced pear
and remaining cranberries. Cook until heated through, stirring
occasionally, about 2 to 3 minutes. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.
Booster: Quince, with an alluring fragrance and tart
flavor, makes an unusual but refreshing addition to a
fall compote. The fruit must be cooked to eliminate astringency.
Peel and dice 1 quince and add with the apple and pear.