Cinnamon Spiced Cranberry Sauce with Grand Marnier and Orange Zest

Homemade cranberry sauce is a must for Thanksgiving dinner and this is not just any cranberry sauce. It is flavored with Grand Marnier, orange juice and zest, and just a dash of cinnamon. It is fantastic served alongside turkey and mashed potatoes but also makes a wonderful condiment on your leftover turkey sandwiches the day after Thanksgiving! 

Cinnamon Spiced Cranberry Sauce with Grand Marnier and Orange Zest

Serves 6-8


  • 2- 12 oz. bags fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier liqueur
  • Zest from 1 orange
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cinnamon stick or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Combine all ingredients in large stock-pot. Bring to a boil over med- high heat. Lower to a simmer and cook 15-20 minutes, until cranberries start to break up and liquid thickens. The sauce should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. 
  2. Allow sauce to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be made two days in advance.

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