Monday, December 17, 2018

Cranberry Orange Sauce with Essential Oils

I've been wanting to post this recipe for some time, and now I'm finally getting to it.  I love the addition of orange to any cranberry sauce, and this recipe is especially good, with the addition of Mandarin oranges, orange rind, orange juice, and orange or tangerine essential oils.  The essential oils really add a pop of flavor that once you try it, you won't want to make it without it. I served this up last night with a roasted Chicken, and it was just delicious.

1 12ounce package fresh cranberries
1 cup water
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup organic sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
1 Tablespoon grated orange rind (reserve a little for garnish)
10-15 drops orange or tangerine essential oils
1 25 ounce can Mandarin Oranges (no sugar variety), (reserves a few for garnish).


  1. Place cranberries, water, syrup, sugar, orange rind and orange juice into a medium sized pan.
  2. Stir and gently bring pot to boil.
  3. Allow to boil gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally through out.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Add Essential oils and stir until evenly mixed.
  6. Cover the pan and allow to cool.
  7. Add Mandarin oranges, and gently stir until evenly mixed (stirring gently will help to keep them as whole pieces.
  8. Pour into a serving dish and garnish with Mandarin orange pieces and grated orange rind.
  9. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Delicious with meat dishes, or use like a jam, or a topping for waffles or pancakes, toast, rolls, etc and of course perfect with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.



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