4 cups (16--ounces) fresh cranberries
2 cups sugar
1 cup chopped dried apricots
1 cup water
1 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon grated fresh orange peel
1 tablespoon Grand Marnier liqueur
Combine cranberries, sugar, apricots, water, orange juice and orange peel in a large, heavy saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat, cover and boil until cranberries "pop," stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in Grand Marnier. Transfer mixture to a bowl.
Cover and refrigerate until cold. (Mixture will thicken as it cools.)
Can be prepared up to 4 days ahead. Keep chilled.
Yield 7-8 cups.
Recipe courtesy Charlotte Ward, Hilton Head Island
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