Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce

Condiments and Sauces

Recipe courtesy of "Thanksgiving 101" by Rick Rodgers

Makes 3 cups, or serves about 12

  • 2 large navel oranges
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 12 ounce bag of fresh cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons of Grand Marnier or other orange flavored liquor

Note: Less expensive Triple Sec or Cointreau can be substituted for Grand Marnier.

Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce

 Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce

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Grate zest from oranges. Set aside.
Using sharp knife, cut away thick white pith of oranges. Carefully cut between the orange sections to release them.
Set aside.

In a medium saucepan combine cranberries, sugar, 1 cup of water and the orange zest. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir often to help dissolve sugar. Reduce heat to low simmer until sauce is thick and cranberries have burst, about 12 to 15 minutes. During the last few minutes, sti in the orange sections. Remove from heat and stir in Grand Marnier.

Cool completely before serving.

Note: Can be prepared up to one week in advance. Cover tightly and refrigerate.

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