Grandma Erma's Spirited Cranberry Sauce

Grandma Erma's Spirited Cranberry SauceRecipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Angie Mosier
You can keep this reader recipe on hand up to 3 weeks, so it's great for leftovers. Serve it chilled or at room temperature.

Yield:

Makes about 3 1/2 cups
Total time: 8 Hours, 35 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 8 Hours, 35 Minutes

Ingredients

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup port
4 cups fresh cranberries
1/4 cup orange liqueur

Preparation

1. Stir together sugar, port, and 3/4 cup water in a heavy 3-qt. saucepan until blended. Add cranberries; bring to a boil, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, 8 to 10 minutes or until cranberry skins begin to split. Remove from heat, and let cool 15 minutes.

2. Pulse cranberry mixture in a food processor 3 to 4 times or until cranberries are almost pureed; stir in orange liqueur. Cover and chill 8 hours before serving. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container up to 3 weeks.

Note: We tested with Grand Marnier for orange liqueur.