- 2 cups (8 oz.) fresh (or frozen, thawed) cranberries
- 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Finely grate zest from orange and set aside. Using a sharp paring knife, cut off peel and white pith from orange. Working over a small bowl, cut between membranes to release segments into bowl.
Combine zest, cranberries, syrup, juice, and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until cranberries have burst and sauce has thickened, 5–10 minutes. Chill until cold.
Gently stir orange segments into compote. DO AHEAD: Can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and chill. Return to room temperature before serving.