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Cranberry and dried cherry sauce




Dried cherries balance the tartness of the cranberries in this super-easy and super-good cranberry sauce. Great with turkey, but also wonderful on a cracker with a smear of triple cream cheese.



  1. In a medium size pot, bring cider to a boil. Turn off, remove from heat and add cherries. Let cherries reconstitute in the hot juice for about 8 minutes.
  2. Add sugar, cranberries, zest and ground cloves. Return to heat and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium high and cook until the cranberry skins pop, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  3. Transfer to a glass or plastic container and refrigerate for 4 hours or for up to 4 days. Sauce thickens as it cools.

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