Mandarin Sauce/Canning Recipe

Mandarin Sauce/canning Recipe

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Marie Holfeltz


I had my mandarin sauce recipe for years and it was SO good. It got lost when we began our kitchen reno and I had looked everywhere for it or for one like it but despaired of ever locating its twin. Then on a visit to see our best friends in Idaho, my friend mentioned she had canned mandarin sauce. I told her about the loss of my recipe and she said I could look at hers. Lo and behold! Identical to mine! Now THAT'S what best friends are for!! FYI - I TRIPLED EVERYTHING. YIELD - 16 QUARTS


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1 Hr
30 Min


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8 c
4 c
4 c
green bell peppers
2 - 20oz can(s)
pineapple tidbits or chunks
6 3/4 c
white sugar
8 Tbsp
soy sauce
3 c
white vinegar
1 3/4 c
water - divided (1 c & 3/4 c)
1 c

How to Make Mandarin Sauce/Canning Recipe


  • 1Drain pineapple and reserve juice
  • 2Skin tomatoes and coarsely chop
  • 3Chop other vegetables in quarter-sized chunks
  • 4Combine all vegetables and pineapple in 8-10qt pan.
  • 5Add all other ingredients - EXCEPT ULTRAGEL
  • 6Bring to boil, reduce to simmer, and cook until onion and pepper are softened..approximately 20-30 minutes
  • 7When vegetables are nearly ready, mix ultragel with reserved juice and 3/4 cup of water. Wisk rapidly to mix thoroughly. It will be pretty thick.
  • 8Use a large spoon and add ultragel mixture into simmering vegetable 1 spoonful at a time, mixing thoroughly to dissolve gel into sauce. Keep adding until all gel is incorporated.
  • 9Cook, stirring constantly until sauce is thickened.
  • 10Pour sauce into clean, hot pint (or quart) jars. Leave about 3/4 inch head space. Wipe jar rims and attach lid and cap.
  • 11Process, 30 min for qts, 20 min for pints. I used the water bath canner because of the acid content in the sauce, but, if you prefer you can pressure as well. If using pressure canner, leave vegetables a little more crisp as they will cook when pressured.
  • 12Use this sauce over pork, chicken, rice, beef or veggies. It is really versatile and has a bright flavor.

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About Mandarin Sauce/Canning Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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