Easy, Breezy Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce

August 3, 2012 by Kenmore

This cranberry relish goes great in a dessert or as a way to dress up holiday leftovers.


preparation time
10 mins

cook time




12 ounces fresh cranberries

1.25 cup sugar

0.25 cup frozen orange juice concentrate thawed

1 stick cinnamon

1 tablespoons Grand Marnier or other orange-flavored liqueur

0.5 teaspoons kosher salt



Preheat oven to 325F.Place cranberries in 8x8x2-inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle sugar, then orange juice concentrate over. Add cinnamon stick. Mix. Cover tightly with foil. Bake until juices form and cranberries are very soft, about 1 hour. Uncover; remove cinnamon stick and mix in liqueur and salt. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

For Kids

Omit Grand Marnier for younger diners.

For Leftovers

Use leftover cranberry sauce as a spread for turkey sandwiches or serve it as a relish for darker meats like duck. If you have a sweet tooth, put leftovers in a purchased pie tart and bake for dessert.

Simple Substitutions

For an unexpected twist, substitute other berries like raspberries, blueberries or blackberries. Recipe created by Parties That Cook www.PartiesThatCook.com


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