Cherry: Cherry Glazed Rack of Lamb

posted by blizlady 03-28-102 8:02 AM

Cherry Glazed Rack of Lamb

1 can (16 oz.) dark sweet cherries in heavy syrup
1/4 cup honey
2 T. grenadine syrup
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1 T. cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1 double rack of lamb (about 5 pounds)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Drain cherries, reserving liquid; place liquid in saucepan. Chop enough cherries to make 1/3 cup; add to saucepan and reserve the remaining cherries. Add honey, grenadine syrup, almond extract and ginger. Cook until heated, stirring occasionally. Dissolve cornstarch in water; slowly add to cherry mixture, stirring constantly until mixture thickens.

Place lamb on rack in shallow roasting pan. Bake in preheated oven 24 to 26 minutes per pound or until meat thermometer registers 150 degrees for medium-rare doneness. During last 40 minutes of baking time, baste rack with cherry sauce every 10 minutes.

When rack is done, stir cherries into remaining cherry sauce and heat. Cut lamb between bones into chops to serve. Serve cherry sauce with lamb. Makes 8 servings.

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