Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce

"Here in the Pacific NW we have lots of fresh cranberries around the holidays and this is a must-have at our holiday meals. As a tip, I always put some foil on the bottom of the oven under this dish when I cook it, because it always seems to boil over and make a mess. This way, cleanup is easy."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Preheat oven to 325ºF. Place cranberries in 8x8x2-inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle sugar, then orange juice concentrate over. Cover tightly with foil. Bake until juices form and cranberries are very soft, about 1 hour.
  • Uncover; mix in liqueur. Cover and refrigerate until very cold, about 4 hours. (Can be prepared 3 days ahead. Keep chilled.

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  1. This was excellent. I am not a huge cranberry fan, nor is most of my family, but this recipe disappeared. One note - it does taste much better if made ahead, and allowed to sit in the refrigerator for a day or so.
  2. I have used this recipe for years but without orange juice. I use 1 c. sugar and often double the recipe. I use 1/4 c Grand Marnier and grated orange peel on top. I absolutely love and so does everyone I serve it to. It is so good cold on turkey sandwiches after Thanksgiving! Yea!
  3. Ridiculously simple and quick to throw together and tastes fantastic. Everyone, including the kids, loved this!
  4. Fabulous! I've made this the past 2 years on Thanksgiving, and it's been loved by all. I did halve the sugar, because it just seemed like way too much to me. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
  5. I really enjoyed the cranberries prepared this way. My dh had cranberries in a can while I had cranberry bliss. Seriously, they were so good. They made our Christmas dinner that much better. Thank you so much for sharing a recipe that I will make for years to come. Made for Sweet December 2014


  1. October 30, 2008: A recipe so simple yet tastes out of this world!!!!!! This is a wonderful cranberry sauce with a delicious hint of Grand Marnier!! I will definitely make this recipe over and over, it is one of the best cranberry sauces I have tasted. I used just regular orange juice instead of the concentrate and it turned out great! I used it to add to recipe#333677 tonight but I can definitely see serving this one at Thanksgiving. Do follow the suggestion of the oven liner because it does boil over a little bit while baking. Thank you so much for posting this wonderful recipe!! Update: Thanksgiving, 2008; made for my Thanksgiving meal and it was a total hit!!! Thanks!!!


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