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Chef John's Mango Cranberry Sauce

Rated as 4.73 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a slightly unusual and awesomely delicious condiment for the center of your holiday table. It contains ghost pepper hot sauce for a special kick."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 182
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Place diced mango into a saucepan and stir in lemon zest, orange zest, and ginger. Pour in lemon and orange juice and mix in cinnamon stick, star anise pod, garam masala, and salt. Pour in water and sugar; stir until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Place saucepan over medium heat, bring just to a simmer, and reduce heat to low. Simmer until mango has softened and flavors blend, about 15 minutes.
  3. Pour cranberries into sauce, raise heat to medium, and cook until cranberries pop and begin to break down, about 10 minutes. Mash any unpopped berries.
  4. Turn off heat and drizzle 2 or 3 drops of ghost pepper hot sauce. Let cranberry sauce cool to room temperature and transfer to a serving bowl. Remove cinnamon stick and star anise pod before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 182 calories; 0.6 46.8 0.6 0 21 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I am adding this to my Thanksgiving menu. I chose Chef John's cranberry recipe over others because of the complexity of flavors he uses with the mangos and spices. I agree with adding hot sauce ...

Most helpful critical review

The flavor was great! There was just too much of it for me, but my SIL loved it! I will make it again, but I will dial it back a bit. I will use less citrus zest and ginger, while keeping the ot...

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I am adding this to my Thanksgiving menu. I chose Chef John's cranberry recipe over others because of the complexity of flavors he uses with the mangos and spices. I agree with adding hot sauce ...

Chef John has never failed me yet so I am confidently giving this 5 stars and making it the day before Thanksgiving (right now, as I write this, as a matter of fact :-). Will update my review a...

I've been making this recipe for a couple of years now since I found it on Food Wishes. This is the best cranberry sauce ever and accompanies the sweet potato with pistachio casserole just per...

The flavor was great! There was just too much of it for me, but my SIL loved it! I will make it again, but I will dial it back a bit. I will use less citrus zest and ginger, while keeping the ot...

Made this for Thanksgiving dinner. Turned out great. Followed the recipe as written. It had the right amount of sugar for our taste. We liked the flavor nuances from the garam masala and star an...

The best cranberry sauce ever!

This was easy and tasty. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any mango so I just put in some mango flavored candy which melted. I did candied ginger instead of regular but will change next time for a...

Chef John did it again! Another great recipe! Just finished 2 batches!!! It's wonderful!! Serving it tomorrow for Thanksgiving). Was a little nervous about the hot sauce so I left it out:(. ...

Perfect! I loved this intriguing twist on the old standby. The garam masala adds an earthy, fragrant note and the abundant us of citrus zest & ginger give it intense flavor. Plus it's not overbe...