Cooking with Hope: Create a guest-pleasing Christmas menu

Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 17:05 PM.

1 1/2  cups apple cider or apple juice

Pinch of ground cloves, if desired (Optional)

½     cup rum

2     tablespoons butter

3     tablespoons brown sugar

In a small bowl stir together chopped apricots and ¼ cup rum. Set aside and let marinate for at least 45 minutes. Drain and set aside, rum may be added to glaze mixture.

In a saucepan combine together apple cider, ½ cup rum, ground cloves, if desired (Optional), and brown sugar, stir and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20-30 minutes until it is reduced to about 2/3 cup liquid. Stir in butter and marinated apricots, mix until butter is melted. Cook for 3-5 minutes until apricots are very soft.


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