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Fresh Cranberry Sauce

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


  • 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)

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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

  3. Beebe Roberts, Birmingham, Alabama