I am required by both sides of my family and by friends to bring this every year. Make sure to bring the recipe with you- you will get requests.
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 lb fresh cranberries ( note- more than 1 bag)
1 envelope Knox gelatin ( add 1/3 extra if you want firmer sauce)
3 Tbl Grand Marnier ( do not substitute- they sell a trial size bottle which is exactly 3T)
Grated peel of 1 orange
Juice of 1/2 lemon
In a large saucepan, combine sugar and water. Boil 5 minutes. Add cranberries and boil 5 minutes longer until skins pop. Soften gelatin in Grand Marnier, add to hot cranberries. Stir until gelatin is thoroughly dissolved. Cool, then stir in peel and juice. Pour into a glass bowl and chill well.
Note: this recipe freezes perfectly. I always make extra and freeze in small portions for use throughout the year.