Cranberry Sunrise

Cranberry Sunrise

A touch of orange liqueur transforms traditional cranberry sauce into a festive grown-up treat!

Few things say autumn like cranberry sauce. As a child, I used to love the prepackaged jellied sauces available at the grocers. Every fall, I remember slipping the can into my mother’s cart and hoping she wouldn’t notice. Now that I’m older, I still love this gorgeous sauce. So simple to prepare, I forego the jellied sauces and make this dish myself, as it only takes minutes to put together and can cook and chill while I’m assembling other parts of the meal for my family and guests. Pairing tart cranberries with sweet juice and a touch of orange liqueur, this grown-up twist on a perennial classic is destined to become one of your new favorites as well.

PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 1 hour + 4 hours chill time

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 12-ounce package fresh cranberries
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice with pulp
  • 2 tablespoons Triple Sec or other orange-flavored liqueur

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place cranberries in 8- x 8- x 2-inch glass baking dish. Add sugar and orange juice, stir to combine. 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. Transfer to a beautiful bowl and serve.

TIPS: This dish may be prepared up to 3 days ahead. Keep chilled. Try serving with a roast turkey or glazed ham as a delicious, festive garnish.

YIELDS: About 2 cups

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About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

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