Carrots with Dried Cherry Character

Feb 04
Plain carrots become an elegant side dish with cherries, nutmeg and ginger.
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
  • 3 tablespoons maple-flavored syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon cherry juice
Cook carrots in water in a covered 2-quart saucepan 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain well. Add dried cherries, maple syrup, cherry juice, butter, nutmeg and ginger to cooked carrots; mix to combine ingredients. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat, 3 to 4 minutes, or until sauce is bubbly. makes 6 (1/2 cup) servings TIPS
  • Bread stuffing tastes better with the addition of dried tart cherries.
  • Dried tart cherries make good additions to rice pilaf or rice pudding.
  • Liven up green salads by sprinkling dried tart cherries over them.
  • Add dried cherries to oatmeal or other cereals for a breakfast treat.

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