Dried Cherry Cranberry Sauce
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 3 cups
Dried Cherry Cranberry Sauce
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 cup apple cider (could use orange juice instead for bigger orange flavor)
  • 1 cup dried tart, unsweetened cherries (I used tart unsweetened cherries, organic preferred), if unavailable, used fruit sweetened cranberries
  • 4 cups of cranberries (1-12oz bag plus 1 cup)
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅔ cup honey*****if not using tart cherries, reduce this to ⅓, and taste for sweetness before adding more (I use Buckwheat honey, my favorite)
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • Additional ideas for sauce: add in a little freshly grated ginger, or swap out dried cherries for crushed pineapple (decrease amount to ½ cup)
  1. Combine water, juice, dried cherries, & cinnamon in a pot and bring to a simmer.
  2. Add in cranberries and honey, bring to a boil. Cook until cranberries pop and lose shape. It’s ok for some to keep their shape.
  3. Stir in zest. Sauce will thicken more once cooled
  4. Chill. Sauce can be frozen (freezes well) or made ahead up to a week ahead of time
Recipe by Garden Fresh Foodie at http://www.gardenfreshfoodie.com/thanksgiving/dried-cherry-cranberry-sauce/