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).