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Dried Cherry Cranberry Sauce Recipe

This recipe is a great change of pace from the more common orange-cranberry sauce combinations. We especially like it around the holidays served alongside a roast turkey. It's so much better than canned cranberry sauce. —Janet Briggs
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1/4 pound dried cherries
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed


  • 1. Place cherries in a bowl and cover with warm water. Let stand for 10 minutes or until plumped. Drain cherries, discarding water.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, water, cranberries and cherries. Cook and stir over medium heat until the berries pop, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and skim foam from top of mixture. Cool to room temperature. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Yield: 4 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 107 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.

Reviews for Dried Cherry Cranberry Sauce

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Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"This is so simple, but very good, I doubled the recipe. I thought there was too much water so instead of 4 cups of water I used 2 1/2 cups water & 1 cup of cranberry juice for extra flavour, I also added 1/2 tes cherry extract.

I love this sauce."

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"Loved the recipe. Received positive feedback on it. The only thing I changed was I cut back the sugar to 1 cup (never missed that 1/2 cup) and soaked the cherries in some Cran-Cherry juice that I had left from another recipe. I will definitely make this one again!"

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