Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce with Fresh Orange

  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1x


Grand Marnier and cranberry come together with tart, fresh cranberries and bright orange zest for a homemade cranberry sauce that’s perfect for your Thanksgiving table.



  • 1 bag (12-ounces) fresh cranberries, reserve 1 cup to add whole cranberries later
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Grand Mariner
  • 1/2 navel orange, zested


  1. Set aside 1 cup of whole cranberries. Add the remaining cranberries and sugar to food processor. Pulse until cranberries are in small pieces and sugar is incorporated. Mixture will be a light burgundy color.
  2. Combine ingredients from the food processor, orange zest, Grand Marnier and saved whole cranberries in a medium sauce pan.
  3. Bring heat to medium-high and cook until mixture starts to bubble, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cook for 1 hour.
  4. Transfer cranberry sauce to a heat proof container and cool. Though this can be served immediately, the texture is best if refrigerated for at least 3 hours before serving.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cranberry sauce, homemade cranberry sauce, grand marnier cranberry sauce

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