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Jan 19, 2009 05:39 AM

general fruit/juice reduction recipe?

hi! i'm new to the recipe board and was wondering if someone has a good general fruit reduction recipe.
specifically, i'm looking to settle the age old debate of whether to use alcohol and sugar or not.
i juiced a pomegranate, i have both dried and fresh cherries and bottled yuzu juice.
i was thinking i would cook down the cherries in the pomegranate juice and leave out the yuzu, but didn't know what kind of liquor i should use if any and what the ratio of liquid to sugar there should be.
thanks in advance!

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  1. Play it by ear with with the whole sugar to liquid ratio...some people like things less sweet than others...have a tasting spoon by your side...don't burn your tounge!!!

    A really simple recipe I like is juicing a carrot (maybe even buy good quality carrot juice) and reducing it with a little sugar or curry orange juice and then incorporating butter (maybe even a slurry) into it.

    Good luck!