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    Help - Need substitute for frozen oj concentrate

    I was about to start baking the Orange Pecan Bundt Cake from Epicurious for tonight's seder, but I don't have any frozen orange juice. The recipe calls for 3 tablespoons of the frozen concentrate. Do you think I could use fresh oj instead? Or is a trip to the store in order. Mandy

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    Is there any other liquid in the recipe? You could probably use more orange juice and then just lower the other liquid by the amount of juice you use (less the 3 tbsp, of course). You could also add some orange zest to the batter - this would give a more orangey flavor than just plain juice.

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    Cook's Thesaurus lists OJ concentrate as a substitute for Grand Marnier. So, I'm sure it'll work the other way.

    "Grand Marnier Pronunciation: GRAHN mahr-NYAY Notes: This is a fairly sweet brandy-based orange liqueur. There are two kinds: the well-regarded red, or Cordon Rouge, and the sweeter and less potent yellow, or Cordon Jaune. Substitutes: Cointreau (Also an orange flavored liqueur. Not as good for sipping, but works fine for cooking.) OR curaçao (This is also an orange-flavored liqueur, but it's sweeter than Grand Marnier.) OR triple sec (orange-flavored, much sweeter) OR cognac (Not orange flavored, but it's a good substitute for sipping or cooking.) OR Chambord (similar quality, but raspberry-flavored) OR unsweetened orange juice concentrate"

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    Thanks for your replies. I ended up going to the store and using the orange juice. The cake is in the oven and smells delicious. I will let you know how it turns out tomorrow.

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