Chipotle peppers & fresh mango add smoky, sweet & tropical flavors to a traditional cranberry sauce, delicious as a ham glaze or perfect served with turkey!
Thank you to the National Mango Board for sponsoring this post!
Today, I’m putting a seriously delicious spin on cranberry sauce with the addition of smoky chipotle peppers and sweet, fresh mangos!
This cranberry sauce is easy to make and is the perfect glaze on a slow cooked ham, or served as a side with roasted turkey.
To find the perfect fresh mango for the recipe, squeeze the mango gently. A ripe mango will be slightly soft to the touch, like a peach or avocado. A firm mango will ripen at room temperature over a few days. Once the mango is ripe, you can store it in the refrigerator for a few days to slow down the ripening process.
When it comes to cutting up the mango, don’t worry; it’s super easy and the National Mango Board has created this video to show you just how easy it is!
Mangos are available year-round, so you can incorporate them into this cranberry sauce recipe and other recipes throughout the year, whether it’s summer, spring, winter or fall!
I also love eating sliced mango as a snack year-round because of the nutritional benefits it provides! A cup of sliced mangos is 100 calories and provides 100% of your daily vitamin C, 35% of your daily vitamin A and 12% of your daily fiber. Mangos for the win!
- 12 oz fresh cranberries
- 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 2 fresh ripe mangos (peeled, pitted & diced)
Add the cranberries, chipotle peppers, honey, brown sugar, water, orange juice and orange zest to a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until cranberries begin to burst, 15-20 minutes. Mash the cranberries slightly, then add the diced mango and stir to combine. Continue simmering on low for an additional 10-15 minutes. Remove from the heat and chill until ready to serve.
I used some of the sauce to glaze a ham in the slow cooker. I brushed the mango cranberry sauce generously over the ham, then set it on low and slow cooked for 4-5 hours for an 8-10 lb ham.
While I was in the kitchen preparing the rest of my Thanksgiving feast, I basted the ham in the mango cranberry sauce about every 30 minutes. This isn’t a must, but if you’re around the kitchen while the ham is slow cooking, brush some more of the delicious cranberry sauce on the ham whenever you have a minute!
Even after glazing the ham, there was plenty left to serve on the side with the ham and the roasted turkey I prepared.
The flavor of the sauce is so amazing! I couldn’t wait to pile it on the ham and turkey!
Whether you’re throwing an epic Friendsgiving feast or a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, your friends and family will love this fun twist on cranberry sauce!
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