Triple Cherry Jubilee

Makes 2 cups

Enjoy the contrast of flavors from sweet fresh cherries, tart dried cherries, and tangy cherry juice.  Serve this warm as a topping over Chocolate "I-Scream!" or dollop over oatmeal for a delightful breakfast.

2 cups dark red cherries, pitted and divided
2 cups cherry juice
¼ cup dried tart cherries
2 small dark plums, diced
1 each vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped
1 Tbs orange zest

To cook cherries:  Mash 1 cup of the dark red cherries into bite-sized chunks.  Set aside the other cup of whole cherries.  Combine the mashed cherries, cherry juice, tart cherries, plums, and vanilla bean in a medium pan.  Simmer until sauce reduces to 1 ½ cups, stirring occasionally, about 12 minutes.  Remove vanilla bean.  Add in reserved dark cherries and orange zest.  Serve warm or chill for later.

Servings: 8
Serving size: 1/4 cup

Calories 61.78

% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.31g <1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1.42mg <1%
Potassium 133.19mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 15.13g 5%
Fiber 1.03g 4%
Sugar 9.43g
Protein 0.57g 1%

Vitamin A 393.57IU 8%
Vitamin C 41.54mg 69%
Iron 0.53mg 3%

Cherries and "I-Scream!" 

Cherries and "I-Scream!"