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Orange Amaretto Cranberry Sauce is the perfect Thanksgiving dinner side dish. Tart cranberries, sweet orange and amaretto team up for this delicious fall recipe.

Orange Amaretto Cranberry Sauce

Orange Amaretto Cranberry Sauce is a wonderful twist to the classic cranberry sauce recipes. It's a perfect side dish at Thanksgiving or any time of the year.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Author Melissa Russo / thefarmgirlgabs.com


  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange rind
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Rinse cranberries and add to a large saucepan.
  2. Add sugar, orange juice, orange rind and water.
  3. Bring to low boil for 3-4 minutes. Lower heat to a simmer. The key here is to cook down the cranberries.
  4. Add amaretto and continue to simmer for 20 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Cranberry sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.