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Soaked Cherries with Lavender

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 15 mins Cook 15 mins
Soaked Cherries with Lavender
Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup  cranberry juice
  • 1/4  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  finely snipped fresh lavender buds or 1/4 tsp. dried lavender buds, crushed
  • 1 1/2  pounds  fresh dark and/or light sweet cherries, pitted or 1-1/4 lb. (20 oz.) frozen pitted dark sweet cherries
  • 4  thick slices country bread
  • 2  tablespoons  butter, softened
  •  Lavender blossoms (optional)
  •  Almonds or pecans, toasted (optional)
Directions

1. In a medium saucepan combine cranberry juice, brown sugar, and lavender. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add cherries; stir. Bring to boiling, reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.*

2. Lightly grill or toast the bread; spread with butter. Place the bread in 4 dessert bowls. Spoon cherries and juices over the bread. Sprinkle with lavender blossoms and almonds. Serve warm. Makes 4 servings.

From the Test Kitchen*Test Kitchen Tip:
  • For a thicker syrup, remove the cherries with a slotted spoon. Boil gently, uncovered, to the consistency you wish. Return cherries to syrup.
Nutrition Facts (Soaked Cherries with Lavender)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 391,
  • Fat, total (g) 8,
  • chol. (mg) 15,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 75,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 5,
  • sugar (g) 40,
  • pro. (g) 7,
  • vit. A (IU) 292,
  • vit. C (mg) 23,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 3,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 125,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 397,
  • Potassium (mg) 500,
  • calcium (mg) 81,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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