There’s cranberry sauce — and there’s cranberry compote. Too often an afterthought for roast dinners, this compote might take a little extra effort (and a couple special ingredients) but the result will keep you from every buying the canned stuff again.
In a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the orange juice.
Stir in the cranberries and spices.
Simmer until the cranberries start to break down (about 10 minutes).
Remove whole spices carefully and discard. Remove sauce from heat and place in a bowl to serve.