Shortcut Pecan Cranberry Sauce from Holley Grainger

Shortcut Pecan Cranberry Sauce

  • Author: Holley Grainger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side, holiday side, Side Dish


Consider this one of those “a little of this and a little of that recipes” because the beauty is that you can use what you have on-hand to jazz up ordinary canned cranberries.



  • 14 ounce whole berry cranberry sauce (1 can)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 12 Tbsp grated orange zest
  • 12 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp orange-flavored liquor (I used Grande Marnier. Sub with OJ, if desired)


  1. Stir together ingredients (except garnishes) in a medium-sized bowl until combined. Refrigerate for 2-24 hours to allow flavors to blend. When ready to serve, garnish with additional chopped pecans and orange zest.