Cranberry Sauce with Cointreau

by Kirsten on November 20, 2011 · 5 comments

in Sides, Starters & Sides

I am running behind, way behind on my Thanksgiving dinner preparations. Painting, cleaning, sorting. I need a vacation, urgently! Do you feel the same?

Nevertheless, still time to make some homemade cranberry sauce. Don’t give in; no store bought jelly-like stuff, alright! This is my favorite recipe. It enhances the flavors of the cranberries with cinnamon, oranges and Cointreau. It will go perfectly with your Thanksgiving turkey.


*  3 cups fresh cranberries
*  zest of two oranges
*  juice of two oranges
*  3/4 cup sugar
*  1 Tablespoon Cointreau
*  2 cinnamon sticks


Mix all the ingredients in a medium sized pot. Cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes. Let cool and discard the cinnamon sticks before serving.


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kitchen flavours November 24, 2011 at 2:22 pm

This looks wonderful, Kirsten! I sure wish we have fresh cranberries over here!
Happy Thanksgiving, hope you have a wonderful day with your family!

Anonymous November 24, 2011 at 3:34 am

Omigosh, Kirsten, this is delicious!! I made one recipe thinking we would take it to our family dinner tomorrow in Castle Pines but quickly realized my husband and I would have it eaten in a nanosecond. Just returned from a run to King Sooper in order to buy enough ingredients to triple the recipe. I will never, ever use canned cranberry sauce again:)

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Dawn G., Colorado Springs

Lea Ann November 22, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Kirsten and Family! I too am looking forward to putting my feet up after cooking the big meal. Busy times. Great photo … love that dish.

Susan November 21, 2011 at 4:07 am

What a wonderful combination of flavors. I love cranberry sauce and always look for a new twist–this one is finding its way to my table! Happy Thanksgiving dear friend, XOXO

Karen Harris November 21, 2011 at 2:08 am

This sounds fabulous. My cranberry sauce sounds much like this but I've never added Cointreau but I will now. Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

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