Cranberry Sauce with Orange Liqueur

Don’t settle for that boring cranberry sauce out of a can. This recipe is easy to make and adds the flavor of orange liqueur and orange zest.

Cranberry Sauce with Orange Liqueur

Chef Tom
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 79 kcal


  • 1 12-oz. pkg. fresh cranberries, divided
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier orange liqueur
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Reserve 1/2 cup cranberries. Place the remaining cranberries, sugar, 2 1/2 tablespoons water, and orange zest in a saucepan over medium-low. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Increase heat to medium-high; stir in orange liqueur. Cook 8 minutes or until juices begin to thicken. Remove pan from heat; stir in reserved 1/2 cup cranberries, salt, and pepper.


Calories: 79kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 146mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin C: 1mg
Keyword side dish, thanksgiving
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