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
- 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
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.
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.
Let cool, then pour into dish or jars, cover and set in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Yields enough sauce for approx 8-12 adults, depending on if they are cranberry sauce lovers, or not 🙂 Keeps for about 1 month.
-*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.