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Fresh Cranberry, Orange and Dried Cherry Sauce

Author abountifulkitchen


  • 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


  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.