9-11 oz of whole cranberries
cup (or so) of water
0.5 cup of sugar
0.5 cup orange juice ( I substituted juice from actual oranges)
Optional - Grand Marnier 0.25 - 0.5 cup (I didn't add because I have a budget, but apparently it keeps from making it icy
Plan of attack
Add cranberries, water and sugar into a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. Boil for 9-13 minutes until the berries are completely done.
Remove saucepan from heat and set aside to cool. Add orange juice (and liqueur). Put mixture in a food processor and puree completely.
Put in a container and chill. * I put my mixture in the freezer and froze as is, but you can also add to an ice cream maker for an actual sorbet texture. I think if I had added the liqueur, it would have been perfect straight from the Tupperware.
My comments: I LOVE cranberries, and this was kind of like the cranberry frosting on my hot day. Literally I stayed up to taste it and it paid off. Plus, I have it from a very good confidential informant cranberries are actually very good for ya! I would make again but budget for the Grand Marnier because I think the consistency would be improved. As is, it is refreshing and not too sweet! I put in more water because I didn't have actual orange juice on hand, but it was still delicious!