Baby's been making this combination of dried fruits and juices for years. This year we also added a good throttle of blueberry port! It's a perfect complement for turkey and any leftover compote you have may be served on top of ice cream for dessert.
Baby's Cranberry Compote
Serves 12 generously
12 oz dried cranberries
4 oz each dried sour cherries, dried currants, golden raisins
1 vanilla bean, split
Zest and juice of one lemon
Zest and juice of one orange
4 whole cloves
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp freshly grated cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground grains of paradise
1 tsp real vanilla extract
Pomegranate juice (any Pom Wonderful variety will do) and orange juice
Combine first 12 ingredients in 4-quart Dutch oven. Add the pomegranate and orange juices to cover. Over medium heat, bring to a simmer. Let simmer 3 minutes and then cover. Turn off flame and let sit for 4 hours to cool. Place in refrigerator overnight.