Cranberry Cointreau Sauce

Time: 10 minutes. This sauce has such a bright orangey flavor that you'd never guess it starts with canned cranberries.

Yield: Serves 16 (makes 3 cups)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 97
  • Calories from fat: 1%
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 24g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Sodium: 16mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg


  • 2 cans (1 lb. each) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • Finely shredded zest of 2 oranges
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur, or fresh orange juice


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring cranberries and zest to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in Cointreau, and let cool.
  2. Make ahead: Cover and chill up to 1 week.
  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per 3-Tbsp. serving.
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