Recipe courtesy of Cocoa and Fig

Cranberry Orange Trifle Shooters

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 40 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr 20 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 15 servings
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Cranberry-Orange Sauce:

8 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries

1/2 cup orange juice

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon orange zest

1 teaspoon orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier

Whipped Cream:

3/4 cup heavy cream

3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

2 teaspoons orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier


3 to 4 graham crackers, crushed

3 tablespoons orange zest


  1. For the cranberry-orange sauce: Combine the cranberries, orange juice, granulated sugar and orange zest in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and the cranberries begin to burst, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly. 
  2. Using a hand-held mixer, blend the cranberry sauce until smooth. Stir in the liqueur. Transfer the sauce to a clean container and refrigerate until completely cool. (The sauce will thicken as it cools.) 
  3. For the whipped cream: In a medium bowl, beat the heavy cream, confectioners' sugar and liqueur until medium peaks form. 
  4. For the shooters: Put 1/2 teaspoon graham crackers in the bottom of each shot glass. Top with 1/2-inch cranberry-orange sauce and 1 tablespoon whipped cream. Top with more graham crackers and enough cranberry-orange sauce to come to within 1/4-inch of the top of the shot glass. Add a dollop of whipped cream and garnish with orange zest. Serve chilled.
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