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  • 6 oz. dried unsulfured cherries (1 cup)
  • 2 Tbs. maple syrup
  • 1 3/4 cups unfiltered apple juice
  • 1 Tbs. kudzu
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon peel


In small bowl, combine cherries and warm water to cover. Let soak 30 minutes.

Drain cherries and transfer to blender along with maple syrup and 1 1/2 cups apple juice. Blend until smooth. Pour mixture into small saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring often, for 5 minutes.

In cup, dissolve kudzu in remaining 1/4 cup apple juice. Whisk into cherry mixture along with lemon peel. Cook, whisking often, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes (mixture will thicken further as it cools). Cool completely before using.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 40
  • Carbohydrate Content 10 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 0 g
  • Fiber Content 1 g
  • Protein Content 0 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 2 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g

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