This is a compensated post on behalf of Halos Mandarins.
We’re just over a week away from the big holiday and we’re busy preparing our favorite holiday desserts, finishing the holiday decor, and of course starting the traditional holiday wrapping. After weeks of shopping we’re putting the final plans on our celebrations and that includes our big holiday dinner.
This year my kiddos have gotten to try new Halos Mandarins and they cant get enough. I’ve found myself using them in every way that I can including salads, lunch boxes and even desserts! Since I am busy planning my holiday menu I really wanted to put an exciting new twist on one of my favorite holiday side dishes, the cranberry sauce. Whether you are eating a Christmas ham or turkey you’ll want to pair it with the fruits of the season, mandarins.
Mandarin-Berry Walnut Spread Recipe
- 1 cup Halos Mandarins
- 2 1/2 cups cranberries
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 TBSP of brown sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup orange juice
Holiday meals are busy so a simple side dish like this does not have to be complicated. You’ll start with washing your fruits.
Cook on medium to low heat on the stove top. The longer you allow this side dish to cook the better the favors will be. If you want a mellow cinnamon flavor remove the cinnamon stick when your berries start to boil.
To serve you can allow your spread to cool and serve in a dish with a few sliced Halos on top.
The whole family also enjoys it served piping hot over top ice cream! It’s a fun new twist on a simple holiday dessert.