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Cranberry & Dried Fruit Compote

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 6 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients

This wonderful winter Cranberry & Dried Fruit Compote combines tart, fresh cranberries with sweet dried fruits, figs, prunes, cherries, and a hint of lemon.


  • 1 (12 ounce) bag fresh or frozen cranberries
  • ⅓ cup pitted prunes, chopped
  • ⅓ cup dried cherries
  • ⅓ cup dried black mission figs, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons cane sugar (Florida Crystals) or to taste
  • 1¼ cups water
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Nutrition Facts


110 cals


0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


28 g


16 g


3 g


1 g


5 mg


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the cranberries, prunes, cherries, figs, lemon zest, sugar, and water to a boil. Reduce heat and cook over medium-high heat until the cranberries burst and the water has evaporated, about 5-7 minutes. Scoop into a bowl and serve warm or cool in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Chef Tips

Dried fruits are high in sugar and calories, a quarter cup dry weight is a portion. Go easy when snacking on them.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society

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