Orange-Spiced Cranberry Sauce {with Grand Marnier} | The Good Hearted Woman

Orange-Spiced Cranberry Sauce {with Grand Marnier}

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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Holiday
Author: Renée ♥︎ The Good Hearted Woman


  • 8 cups cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tbs orange zest about 1 orange
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 10 whole allspice berries
  • 6 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole star anise
  • cups sugar
  • ¼ cup Grand Marnier or other orange-flavored liqueur optional


  • Place fresh cranberries, orange juice and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Make a spice bag (see below). Wrap cloves, allspice berries and cinnamon sticks in a spice bag.
  • Place spice bag in the pot with the cranberries. Cook until cranberries begin to burst, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in sugar and reduce heat to low. Continue cooking 5 minutes, or until all the sugar has dissolved.
  • Add Grand Marnier and cook 2 minutes more. (You can omit the Grand Marnier, but if you do, add a teaspoon of orange extract and increase the sugar to 2 cups.)
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool. Discard spice bag. You can serve this right away, but I recommend that you chill it in the refrigerator 8 hours or overnight before serving to allow the flavors to blend.
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