Classic Cranberry Sauce with a twist of Orange

  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 2 Tbsp Grand Marnier or Triple Sec (optional)

In a medium sauce pot, combine water, sugar, cranberries, salt, orange juice and zest. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the cranberries have all burst. Remove from the heat, stir in the optional orange liqueur, transfer to a heat-proof plastic or glass bowl and chill completely before serving.

Adapted from: Cooks Illustrated, 1000 Best Recipes