Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Southern Living
If desired, stir in toasted pecans to give your cranberry sauce some crunch.
Makes about 2 cups


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1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 (12-ounce) package fresh cranberries
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1 tablespoon orange liqueur
1/4 cup chopped pecans or sliced almonds, toasted (optional)


Bring sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add cranberries, rind, and liqueur; return to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. If desired, stir in toasted pecans. Cover and chill 1 hour or until firm.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Cointreau for orange liqueur.

Beebe Roberts, Birmingham, Alabama

Created date

February 2005