Another Costco product of note used in this is Kirkland Signature Clover Honey. It is "True Source Certified" and a great value.
The recipe comes from the book "Best-Loved Slow Cooker Recipes" by Donna Marie Pye, published by Publications International. The recipe is as follows:
- 2 1/2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
- 6 ounces dried apples
- 1/2 dried cranberries (Craisins from Costco)
- 1/2 cup Rhine wine or Apple Juice
- 1/2 cup honey (Kirkland Signature Clover Honey)
- 2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
- Ice cream for serving
- Additional cinnamon sticks (optional)
Just mix everything together in the crockpot and cook on Low for 4 to 5 hours until the fruit is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Remove the cinnamon sticks and serve with ice cream.
I wish I had a better photo of this, but people started wolfing it down, including me, and I forgot to take a photo until it was mostly eaten.
This is a really lovely compote that is easy to make and even easier to eat. And it is a great cold weather food. The cinnamon adds a nice, warm flavor and odor to the dish and there is also a little tang from the cranberries and the cranberry juice in the dish. And since it is a slow cooker dish, the return on investment for your effort is phenomenal. I have already made this dish more than once and I am positive I will make it again. And I may serve it with something besides ice cream, because it is so darn tasty and heart warming in cold weather.