Cranberry Cognac Sauce

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Makes 6 servings.  The recipe can easily be doubled.


5 whole Allspice berries
4 whole cloves
4 whole black peppercorns
1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 cup orange juice
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
4 tablespoons Grand Marnier liqueur
1 12-ounce package fresh cranberries


  • Using a piece of cheese cloth, combine the allspice, cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon stick and red pepper flakes and tie into a small bundle (see picture below).
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the orange juice, brown sugar and Grand Marnier.  Stir to combine.  Add the cranberries and stir.  Add the spice bundle.
  • Place the pan over high heat and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low, and simmer the cranberries for at least 30 minutes (and up to 60 minutes) until liquid has boiled down and the sauce has thickened.
  • Allow to cool.  Remove the spice bundle.
  • Serve at room temperature (if serving immediately) or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Spice Bundle

Total time: 1:15 hr | Prep: 15 min | Cook: 1 hr

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