Saturday, November 20, 2010

Captain-Cranberry Pom-Mandarin Compote

Where do the days go. Could it possibly be holiday time? As a kid it seemed like an eternity until the holidays. As an adult one day it's May then you blink and it's November. I love the holiday time, I just wish I would take more time out to enjoy it. This time of year is always so crazy trying to figure out scheduling and balancing time between three families. Splitting the holidays makes you nuts!!! First holiday to tackle... THANKSGIVING! It's my first married Thanksgiving! I will be home cooking for a small group and he will be in the desert. I want to have a home cooked meal with the family, and he wants to be out in the desert making folks eat his dust! It works.

Captain-Cranberry Pom-Mandarin Compote

1 12 oz bag of Cranberries
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup POM pure pomegranate juice
a shake cinnamon
1/4 cup Captain Morgan Rum or Bacardi 'O' Orange rum
2 cans Mandarin oranges, with the juice drained

In a saucepan, combine the cranberries, sugar, pom juice and the Captain Morgan. On medium heat simmer the berries and liquids, until the cranberries burst and the sauce becomes a bit thick approximately 20-25 minutes. Add the mandarins the last 5-10 minutes. Let cool before serving. Best if made the day ahead so flavors can meld. Refrigerate and serve in a fancy compote dish on your holiday table.

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