Cranberry Sauce with Dried Cherries


Adding dried sour cherries to this chunky cranberry sauce makes it appealingly sweet and tart. 

Cranberry Sauce with Dried Cherries
Photo: © John Kernick
Total Time:
25 mins
3 cups


  • 1 pound fresh or thawed frozen cranberries (4 cups)

  • 1 1/2 cups dried sour cherries (9 ounces)

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

  • 1/2 cup pure cranberry juice

  • Juice from 1/2 navel orange (1/4 cup)

  • Kosher salt


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all of the ingredients except the salt and bring to a simmer. Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries burst and the sauce is jammy, about 15 minutes. Scrape the cranberry sauce into a heatproof bowl and let cool completely. Season with salt and refrigerate until chilled. Serve the sauce cold or at room temperature; stir in a few tablespoons of water if the sauce is too thick.

Make Ahead

The sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.

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