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Cranberry Sauce with Grand Marnier

White cup full of cooked cranberries with a brown bottle and jigger in the background

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Let’s take a classic Thanksgiving side dish up a notch with this easy homemade cranberry sauce with Grand Marnier! This side dish is full of holiday flavors like cinnamon, allspice, splashes of citrus, and elevated with a little orange liquor. This homemade cranberry sauce with Grand Marnier recipe is perfect for a stress-free Thanksgiving.

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Ingredients

3 cups fresh cranberries

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

1 medium orange // zest (about 1 tablespoon) & freshly squeezed orange juice (about 1/4 cup)

1 cinnamon stick

1 ounce (or 2 tablespoons) Grand Marnier

1/8 teaspoon allspice

Instructions

Stove Top:

  1. In a medium sauce pot, add cranberries, sugar, water, freshly squeezed orange juice, and cinnamon stick, then stir. Slowly bring the pot to a simmer uncovered on medium heat and let cook for 15 minutes.
  2. Add orange zest, Grand Marnier, and allspice to the pot and continue to slowly simmer uncovered for another 10-15 minutes.
  3. Cool in the refrigerator before serving.

Slow Cooker:

  1. Add cranberries, sugar, water, freshly squeezed orange juice, and cinnamon stick to a slow cooker. Cover, set to low heat and let cook for 5 hours.
  2. Stir in the orange zest, Grand Marnier, and allspice, then cover and continue to cook for another hour.
  3. Cool in the refrigerator before serving.

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Keywords: cranberry sauce with Grand Marnier

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