Chilled Cranberry Soup

This recipe can be made in advance and served cold right from the refrigerator. Hope you enjoy!

4 cups fresh cranberries
3 cups water
1½ cups sugar
4 inches stick cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
½ tsp allspice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel
1 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel
2 large cans mandarin oranges—one for soup and one for garnish
Mint Leaves (optional)

In a 3-quart saucepan combine cranberries, water, sugar, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and allspice and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered about 5 minutes or till about half of cranberries are popped. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice, lemon peel, orange peel, and 1 can mandarin oranges, drained. Cool. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours. To serve, ladle into soup bowls. Top each serving with mandarin oranges in flower/star shape with a mint leaf in center. Serves 6 to 8 (¼ cup side-dish servings)

Recipe Via Tammy Maltby author of the upcoming book, Loving with Your Life: The Miracle of Hospitality


  1. That sounds de-lish!

    And do I mind that you submitted my stockings? No way...I'm flattered :-) Thank you so much!! I'll have to check out that site.

    And I can't believe I forgot to send you my MTM! I'm on it as soon as I get my daughter off to school!

    Have a great day :-)

  2. Anonymous7:17 AM

    That soup sounds really good, not to mention, I bet it's an absolutely gorgeous colour!

    Congrats on your Saucy week! I'm really enjoying your blog!

  3. okay, i don't like cranberry, but hubby does, i just might have to make some of that for him! Thanks!

  4. Sounds good!

    Stopping by to say congrats on being Saucy!

  5. This looks yummy! Thanks for sharing. Congrats on your saucy blog!

  6. Bookmarking and showing my mom in the morning! Can't wait to try it!