This Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce is a make-ahead dish that will bring a cheery and spiked surprise to your holiday table.
Fresh or canned? If you follow food news at all, this remains a highly debatable topic when it comes to cranberry sauce and the holidays.
When you taste it, you’ll agree that it’s the perfect mix of sweet and tart, while your tastebuds are exploding with flavor, begging for more. Trust me friends, this recipe is off-the-charts. 🙂
If you’re like me and want the holidays to be special, you need to bring dishes to the table that will create a long and lasting memory. A mouth-watering dish that friends and family talk about long after the meal is over. This cranberry sauce will do it. It willlll.
Isn’t a simple, sensational dish what you want at your holiday table?
This year, I felt it was even more important to bring something exceptional to my holiday table to show gratitude, give thanks and celebrate what is most important in life – family, friends and this country.
In my Top 5 Tips for Hosting a Stress-Free Thanksgiving Day post, Tip #1 was:
→ accept help from family and friends.
This Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce is an excellent example of a dish that a friend or family member could bring to your holiday table.
5 Reasons This Sauce Rocks
- it’s an easy dish for friends or family to bring
- it can be made 3 days in advance, reducing holiday day-of stress
- it’s chilled and stored in the fridge and doesn’t need valuable oven-time
- it’s versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes
- it can be frozen for 1-2 months
What you’ll also love about it is, it’s gorgeous, rich, deep red pops of color. So festive!
When you’re making this sauce – one word of warning – when you add the Grand Marnier, the juices at the bottom of the pan will start to bubble and churn, and you’ll be knocked over by the smell of the Grand Marnier. You’ve been warned.
I like to think the softened cranberries are bubbling with excitement as they’re boozily infused. 🙂
I know if I was infused with Grand Marnier, I’d be bubbly and excited too. 🙂
Make this Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce – I know you won’t be disappointed. Tipsy, perhaps. But not disappointed!
- 1 12-ounce package fresh cranberries
- 1¼ cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
- 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier or other orange-flavored liqueur
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Place cranberries in 9x13x2-inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle sugar, then orange juice concentrate over the cranberries and cover tightly with foil.
- Bake until juices form and cranberries are very soft, about 1 hour. Uncover and mix in the liqueur. Cover and refrigerate until very cold, about 4 hours. Keep chilled.
Recipe from Epicurious Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce.