Boozy Fresh Cranberry-Orange Sauce

Boozy Fresh Cranberry-Orange Sauce

Why buy canned cranberry sauce when you can easily make your own from fresh cranberries, sugar, water, and a little bit of fresh orange? Cointreau®, or another orange-flavored liqueur, gives this sauce an extra flavor boost. It's perfect with ham, chicken, or turkey, whether it's a holiday or not.
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  • Serves: 15 persons



  1. Step 1

    Combine cranberries, sugar, water, orange zest, orange juice, orange-flavored liqueur, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, for about 20 minutes.
  2. Step 2

    Remove from heat and allow to cool. Sauce with thicken as it cools, to a soft-preserves stage. Refrigerate until ready to serve.