Yummy Grand Marnier Cranberries by Jane

Yummy Cranberries Grand Marnier is an easy recipe with fresh ingredients that adds a delightful touch of class to your turkey dinner.


Fresh cranberries, sugar, oranges and water are your main ingredients

1-1/2 cup Sugar

1/2 cup Water

12 oz Fresh Cranberries

2 Navel Oranges

2 tablespoons Grand Marnier


First, grab your oranges and get to grating! Grating the rind of the oranges will yield 2 tablespoons of zest.

A zester is your best friend, or you can use a fine grater on your oranges.

After peeling the oranges and removing all the white pulp, use a knife to cut into each section. After removing the skin and all the pulp, and dividing the sections, the wedges are ready! But for now, set them to the side.

Now, combine the orange zest, sugar, water, and cranberries, bringing the mixture to a boil until sugar is dissolved. Simmering 10-15 minutes will thicken mixture and pop all the berries! 

Sugar, water, berries and orange zest in the pan

In the last few minutes, stir in the orange wedges. 

Yummy Grand Marnier Cranberries
After the cranberries have popped and the sauce is thickened, add the orange wedges.

Lastly, remove from heat. Then, stir in Grand Marnier. 

Yummy Grand Marnier Cranberries
Stir in your Grand Marnier after the pan is removed from the heat, but while your mixture is still hot! Yumminess ahead!

It should be noted, that this is delicious hot or cold. So, making it ahead of time can help ease your holiday cooking stress!

Not surprisingly, this dish was a big hit at our Heart potluck!

About the Author

Jane Ragsdale

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Jane Ragsdale (Mrs. Dick Howell) is the director of Heart O’ the Hills. She was a Heart camper and counselor, and served as program director from 1978-87. She has been one of the owners since 1976, and director since 1988.

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