Cranberry Sauce

No more can-shapped gelee! All hail the fresh cranberry!


  • 1 (12-ounce) package cranberries

  • 3/4 cup water

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • Zest of one orange

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2 T orange liqueur (Grand Marnier or Triple Sec)


Bring water, sugar, zest and salt to a boil in a medium nonreactive saucepan. Stir occasionally. Boil 2-3 minutes, or until sugar is dissolved. Stir in cranberries and return to a boil. Reduce heat and add liqueur. Stir well and transfer to a bowl cool to room temperature and serve (or refrigerate for later service).