Fresh Cranberry Sauce With Mandarin Oranges

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is the quintessential cranberry sauce from the Ocean Spray package to which I add a can of Mandarin oranges---(I use unsweetened, especially if you use sugar---don't want to completely drown out the tart berries!) I also substitute Splenda or other sweetener for sugar.


  1. Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to boil; add cranberries, return to boil.
  3. Reduce heat and boil gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add can of Mandarin oranges.
  5. Cover and cool completely at room temperature.
  6. Refrigerate until serving time.
  7. Makes 2 1/4 cups.
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I made this for Thanksgiving this year and it was a hit. I was not able to find unsweetened mandarin oranges but the sweetened kind worked out and added just the right about of sweetness.

Samantha R. November 30, 2013