Holiday Cooking | November 24, 2014

Fresh Cranberry, Orange and Dried Cherry Sauce

Fresh Cranberry, Orange and Dried Cherry Sauce

If you have a food assignment for Thanksgiving, and you are hesitant to try anything too risky, this is your dish. Fresh Cranberry, Orange and Dried Cherry Sauce is guaranteed a  homemade success.
Make a double batch, scoop into a mason jar, tie with string and you’ll have the perfect hostess gift.
Only 3 more days!
Happy Thanksgiving week.
Fresh Cranberry, Orange and Dried Cherry Sauce

Fresh Cranberry, Orange and Dried Cherry Sauce

Fresh Cranberry, Orange and Dried Cherry Sauce

Fresh Cranberry, Orange and Dried Cherry Sauce

Fresh Cranberry, Orange and Dried Cherry Sauce

Author abountifulkitchen

Ingredients

  • 11/2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar white or brown
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate* optional
  • 8 oz dried cherries**
  • 1 10-12 oz bag of fresh cranberries

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together water, sugar, cinnamon and 2-3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium.
  2. Add the fresh cranberries and dried cherries. Cook for about another 3-4 minutes, until cranberries pop and mixture thickens a bit. Don't worry, it will continue to thicken as it cools.
  3. Let cool, then pour into dish or jars, cover and set in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  4. Yields enough sauce for approx 8-12 adults, depending on if they are cranberry sauce lovers, or not 🙂 Keeps for about 1 month.

Recipe Notes

-*the oj concentrate is optional. I thaw (or partially thaw) a frozen container of oj and scoop straight from the can.-**some dried cherries have sugar added, some do not. Either works for this recipe.-you may partially cover the saucepan if the berries are splattering as they burst.

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  1. I love the addition of the dried cherries Si. I don't deviate much from our old favorites but I have a bag or fresh cranberries for Thursday and happen to have dried cherries in the pantry. This is one I'll be making this week for sure.