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Dried Cherry and Cranberry Sauce Recipe
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Dried Cherry and Cranberry Sauce

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"This is a wonderful cranberry sauce that I make every Thanksgiving."

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    8 hrs 20 mins


  1. Stir the cranberry juice cocktail, water, brown sugar, cinnamon stick, and allspice together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Add the cherries to the cranberry juice mixture; cook another 2 minutes. Add the cranberries; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries pop, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and chill in refrigerator 8 hours to overnight. Remove and discard cinnamon stick before serving.
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Dec 26, 2011

This is really a lovely recipe! The subtle layering of flavors and the perfect contrast between sweet and tart were heavenly. This will be replacing my nice, but boring old standard recipe. I followed to the letter however, must admit to using a black cherry/cranberry juice blend I found. My only, albeit slight, issue with this recipe is it was a tad 'loose' so I would reduce the juice accordingly next time to allow the sauce to gel a bit thicker. Thank you so much for sharing this gem!

Dec 04, 2011

Good balance of tart and sweet. I actually served this warm, instead of cooling it down to top pork chops. Only alteration to the recipe was a little cornstarch/water mixture to thicken it some. Would recommend!

Nov 24, 2011

Easy to make and absolutely delicious!

Nov 28, 2013

I made this for the first time today and it was an instant hit! Loved the combination of cranberries and cherries, which made it taste familiar yet very different than the run-of-the-mill cranberry sauce I would normally make. I will definitely serve this again next year, if not before. One note of caution, though: I followed the recommendation of another reviewer and added a bit of cornstarch and water to the recipe, which made it jell to the consistency I wanted. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly.

Nov 25, 2013

I made this tonight and wow, is it ever delicious! The two fruits are really great combined, and the cinnamon and allspice are perfect. Nothing overwhelms other flavors. I can't do sugar being diabetic, so used "diet" cranberry juice and substituted agave syrup for the brown sugar (not sure how much, just a really good squeeze). I prefer things to be more tart than sweet, so this was perfect. I also didn't measure exactly 6 oz. of cherries, but sort of estimated since I had no scale and just went by the approximate weight of what I bought in bulk today. I ate some, too, so who knows if exactly 6 ounces wound up in there, LOL! It came out wonderfully, and my roommate, who doesn't even like cranberry, said it smelled so good that she had to try it...and she loved it! It was a little juicy, but thickened up nicely as it cooled.

Nov 27, 2014

Wonderful. Because I like the flavor of orange zest I *was* going to zest some orange peel into it. Not finding my zester, I said "What the heck?" and quartered an orange and threw it in the pot with the rest of the ingredients. I let the sauce cook down before removing from the heat; and I left the orange quarters but removed before serving. I buy ground korintje cinnamon in bulk, so I used that rather than a cinnamon stick. Absolutely delicious (and let me throw in a plug for buying cinnamon other than what one picks up in the grocery store. you will not believe the difference in the flavor!)

Apr 25, 2015

It's a keeper! It's different and my family loved it.

Apr 22, 2015

A very nice berry mixture and not overly sweet. Well received by my guest.


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  • Calories
  • 107 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.3 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 7 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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