Spiked Cranberry Sauce
This Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe with Orange Liqueur is our favorite fresh cranberry sauce to make for Thanksgiving! This SPIKED CRANBERRY SAUCE is a fun twist on a classic Thanksgiving recipe. No holiday table is complete without cranberry sauce, and this easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce is extra delicious and amazing! We call them "sauced" cranberries.
- 1½ cups sugar
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¾ cup port or dry sherry
- 1 cup water
- 4 cups fresh cranberries
- ¼ cup orange liqueur Triple Sec or Grand Marnier
Mix together sugar, port and water in a heavy 2-quart saucepan, over MED-HIGH heat. Stir well, and add cranberries. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to MED-LOW and simmer 30-40 minutes until thickened. Stir often.
Remove from heat and cool 15 minutes.
If a chunkier cranberry sauce is desired, pour the sauce in a blender or food processor and chop or pulse a couple of times, until cranberries are almost puréed. (Or, even easier yet, leave the sauce in the pan and use a stick blender.)
If a smooth cranberry sauce is desired, pour the sauce through a fine-mesh strainer over a medium bowl.
Stir in the orange liqueur.
Pour the sauce into an airtight container and let cool before covering. When the sauce has cooled, cover tightly and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.
Serve cold or at room temperature.
Note: Cranberry sauce can be frozen in a freezer container up to 2 months.
Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 8.8mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.3mg