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Cranberry-Orange Cordials Recipe

Cranberry-Orange Cordials Recipe

Quick but elegant makes an ideal recipe for me. I place all the fixings for the cordials on a tray and let each person make their own. It's fun and saves me even more time. —Diane Nemitz, Ludington, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.

Recipe Note

To Make Ahead: Cranberry mixture can be made the day before serving. Cover and refrigerate.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 233 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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Denise0813 User ID: 1314554 216102
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"I made this for Christmas and this was easy and delicious!! The only thing different that I did was using orange juice concentrate for the orange liqueur by taste. I definitely will be making this again. Everyone loved this. Thank you TOH for this recipe."

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