Orange & Cranberry Sauce

INGREDIENTS:

Yield: Approximately 40 (4) oz. Jars

2 large oranges
3 Tblsp. of Vita-Pakt #1ss Extra Fine Shredded Orange Peel  
½ Cup Cup Water
½ Cup of Vita-Pakt #158 Orange Juice
   (diluted 1 part concentrate to 3 parts water)
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
2 Cups Fresh of Frozen Cranberries (12 oz. bag) 
2 Tablespoons Grand Marnier (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

Rinse the cranberries and discard any shriveled or mushy cranberries. Zest the peel from the two oranges. Squeeze the juice from one orange to produce the ½ cup of fresh orange juice. Peel, seed and cut up the remaining orange. 

Pour the water and orange juice in saucepan with the sugar, stirring over medium high heat until the sugar dissolves. Add the berries, oranges, and zest. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until the sauce starts to thicken and the cranberries have burst, about 10 minutes. Stir in liqueur, if using, and allow mixture to cool. Chill in refrigerator, covered, until ready to serve.