Spiced Currant & Cherry Sauce

Fall is here! It’s October. The leaves on the trees are changing. That means it’s time for Aunt Becky’s Spiced Currant & Cherry Sauce!

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Currants are old-school. When I picked them the first time at a farm in Oregon, I met a woman who used to eat them as a little girl in the Ukraine. So I took home two cups of the juicy red currants for an experiment. The smell of currant simmering in a pot smells rather, unusual. Then I added cinnamon and some other secret spices and the bubbling red juice created a spicy nectar aroma. Since I love cherries, I added some chopped sweet Royal Ann Cherries. The result is Spiced Currant and Cherry Sauce. It’s sublime in a Brie “sandwich” and covered with puff pastry. Then make sure you have some friends, but not too many so there’s no arm wrestling.

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