Recipe. You Won't Want to Miss This!

Recipe. You Won't Want to Miss This!

Cranberry Sauce

1  12 oz. package of fresh cranberries (can be previously frozen)

1 cup water

½ cup sugar

½ 13 oz. jar of apricot preserves (I use Bonne Maman)*

1 shot of Grand Marnier*

½ cup slivered almonds (optional, and I rarely add)

Place cranberries in a colander, rinse and remove stems and overripe berries.

In a large stock pot, add water and sugar and heat over a medium flame until sugar dissolves, about 2-3 minutes;  add cranberries and continue cooking over medium heat until berries pop, approximately 10 minutes.

Lower the heat and add preserves, mixing well with a wooden spoon.  Once combined, turn off  the heat and add the Grand Marnier. 

Cool and then refrigerate;  add almonds as garnish after placing in serving dish. (Almonds are optional;  pecans are good too.)

Serves 6

*Regarding the preserves and liqueur, you really can use any you like.  I have tried many combinations, and you can safely substitute according to your preference.  My favorite pairings are:  either apricot or peach preserves with Grand Marnier and peach or raspberry preserves with Chambord Liqueur.

Recipe. You Won't Want to Miss This!

Recipe. You Won't Want to Miss This!

Recipe. You Won't Want to Miss This!

Recipe. You Won't Want to Miss This!