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Cranberry-Orange Cordials

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


6 servings

Quick but elegant are the qualities of 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
Cranberry-Orange Cordials Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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

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