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Cranberry Orange Sauce

Making your own Cranberry Orange Sauce is so easy! This Cranberry Orange Sauce has a little extra kick from Grand Marnier! Feel free to eliminate that if you have little ones sharing your Thanksgiving or Christmas table! It is every bit as good!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 44kcal
Author Beth Neels
Cost $3



  • 1 12 oz bag fresh, whole cranberries
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp Grand Marnier liqueur
  • 2 tbsp orange zest


  • Sort and wash cranberries
  • Place orange juice, water and sugar in medium saucepan. Bring to boil.
  • Add Cranberries. Return to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until cranberries begin to burst.
  • Remove from heat. Add Grand Marnier and orange zest. Cool enough to pour into your serving bowl, on counter.
  • Refrigerate once it is room temperature.



Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Potassium: 12mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 2mg