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.
Course Side Dish
Keyword cranberry sauce, grand marnier cranberry sauce, homemade cranberry sauce
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 1hour5minutes
Total Time 1hour10minutes
Servings 6to 8 servings
12-ouncebagfresh cranberriesreserve 1 cup to add whole cranberries later
1 ½cupsgranulated sugar
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.
Combine ingredients from the food processor, orange zest, Grand Marnier and saved whole cranberries in a medium sauce pan.
Bring heat to medium-high and cook until mixture starts to bubble, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cook for 1 hour.
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.