Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce

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I’m not much for slaving away to make the perfect Thanksgiving meal (We’ve actually pre-ordered a cooked turkey and supermarket sides this year :), But some things are just better homemade. Case in point: cranberry sauce. I make it every fall using a recipe I tweaked a few years ago. It’s fresh, bright and spiked with Grand Marnier…what could be better?

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This recipe is perfect for lazy folks like me! Throw it together, pop it in the oven and toss it in the blender when it comes out. It’s adapted from this recipe, but I’ve added my own spin…

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Ingredients
• 1 12 ounce package fresh cranberries
• 1 1/4 cups sugar
• 2 tablespoons orange juice
• 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
• Zest of one orange (about 1 teaspoon)
Preheat the oven to 325°. Place cranberries in an 8×8″ baking dish. Add sugar, orange juice, and orange zest. Toss the cranberries to loosely blend. Wrap the baking dish with foil and bake for 1 hour. Uncover the cranberries, add the Grand Marnier and transfer berry mixture to a blender while its still hot. Blend the berries, pour into a serving dish and enjoy!

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