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Cranberry-Orange Cordials

 Cranberry-Orange Cordials
Quick, but elegant makes an ideal recipe for me. I have place all the fixings for the cordials on a tray and let each person make their own. It's fun and save me even more time.—Diane Nemitz, Ludington, Michigan
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 1/3 cup orange liqueur
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 6 small mint sprigs


  • In a small saucepan, combine the cranberry sauce, cinnamon stick and
  • star anise. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2
  • minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in liqueur. Set aside to cool;
  • discard cinnamon stick and star anise.
  • In a small bowl, beat the yogurt, cream cheese and honey until
  • blended. Divide among six shot or cordial glasses. Top with cooled
  • cranberry mixture. Save any remaining sauce for another use. Garnish
  • with mint sprigs. Yield: 6 servings.
To Make Ahead: Cranberry mixture can be made the day before serving. Cover and refrigerate.