Baked Cranberry Sauce with Orange Liqueur

by Dorothy Reinhold on November 15, 2022


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Baked Cranberry Sauce with Orange Liqueur is that easy yet sophisticated sauce you crave for your turkey. Make it a week or two ahead of time!

So I’ve talked about the fact that I’m the cranberry sauce queen, and I make between 3-5 difference sauces each year for our Thanksgiving table. One year, I handed out ballots and had everyone vote for their favorite. Another year I had them guess what was in each one. That was pretty funny. And sometimes the sauce that someone thinks is their favorite gets bumped out of first place in favor of a new sauce. Trying new recipes for cranberry sauce for our Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday meals is as fun for me as it is for my family. I think if I showed up with only one sauce, there might be groans of disappointment.

So make any of my sauces, but why not adopt my plan, and make a few! Below this recipe I link a selection of my sauces, and I’ll assure that any you choose to make will become favorites at your family table.

How to make Baked Cranberry Sauce with Orange Liqueur

Ingredients for Baked Cranberry Sauce with Orange Liqueur laid out on a white marble countertopFirst, as always, gather your ingredients. For this recipe, you’ll need…

  • Fresh cranberries
  • Sugar
  • Orange juice
  • Orange liqueur (I have used Cointreau here, but you could use Grand Marnier or another favorite)

Hand holding white measuring cup of sugar pours sugar into glass baking dish with cranberries on ShockinglyDelicious.comGrease an 8-inch square baking dish and pour the whole bag of cranberries in there. Pour in the sugar and orange juice.

Clear glass baking dish with cranberries and lots of sugarYou’re going to think this is a mistake. Don’t worry, it isn’t!

Cranberries, sugar and orange juice mixed in clear glass baking dishStir to get everything combined.

A hand covers baking dish with cranberries in it with foilCover with foil and bake. Stir in orange liqueur when it’s out of the oven.

Baked Cranberry Sauce with Orange Liqueur in a clear glass square baking dish out of the oven on ShockinglyDelicious.comWhen it’s done, it will be amazingly cranberry saucy! Cranberries naturally have a lot of pectin, so they gel easily.

Glass baking dish with Baked Cranberry Sauce with Orange Liqueur and a big spoonTake a taste, but try to save some for Thanksgiving.

How use to Baked Cranberry Sauce with Orange Liqueur

Easy Baked Cranberry Sauce with Orange Liqueur in a white bowl held by a hand against a white marble countertopPut it in a bowl and serve on the Thanksgiving or Christmas table.

Baked Cranberry Sauce with Orange Liqueur on sourdough toast with cream cheese on top, for breakfastI ate some for breakfast on top of a piece of sourdough toast spread with cream cheese. The sweet-tart cranberry sauce was the perfect topper! 

Let’s make Baked Cranberry Sauce with Orange Liqueur. It’s very easy.

Baked Cranberry Sauce with Orange Liqueur

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 2 cups.

Baked Cranberry Sauce with Orange Liqueur

Baked Cranberry Sauce with Orange Liqueur is that easy yet sophisticated sauce you crave for your turkey. Make it a week or two ahead of time!

Ingredients

  • 1 bag (12 ounces) fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 orange (squeeze from it 2 tablespoons orange juice)
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur (such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325F degrees.
  2. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish with butter or oil and pour cranberries in. Pour sugar and orange juice over cranberries. Stir to combine, then even out cranberries in the dish. Cover with foil and crimp to be relatively airtight.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes, until cranberries are soft and juicy. Remove from oven, uncover and stir in orange liqueur. Let cool to room temperature and transfer into a lidded jar. Store in refrigerator.
  4. May be made 1-2 weeks in advance and stored in the refrigerator.
  5. Makes about 2 cups.

Notes

Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

https://www.shockinglydelicious.com/baked-cranberry-sauce-with-orange-liqueur/

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