I was at work one day down in Moab and the caterer made us a turkey dinner for lunch and he had a Cranberry Mandarin Orange Sauce that he served with the turkey and it was so good! When I got home, I started experimenting until I found the taste I was looking for and here it is! It is so pretty and yummy and so tasty on the turkey.
1 (12 oz) bag fresh cranberries
1 cup Mandarin Orange juice (from cans)
1 cup sugar
2 (11 oz) cans Mandarin Oranges
1/4 – 1/2 cup nuts such as walnuts (optional) (I left these out this time, I think I might be the only one here who likes them in the sauce)
Combine 1 cup Mandarin Orange juice and 1 cup sugar in medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Add cranberries and return to a boil, stirring occasionally. Let boil until skins of cranberries start to pop, which you will be able to hear and see. Remove from heat and stir well to combine then carefully stir in Mandarin Oranges. Let sit at room temperature until cool and the refrigerate until ready to serve. (It always tastes better the second day so this year I made it a day ahead of time.)