Cherry-Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

Cherry juice is available at many supermarkets and health-food stores. Pomegranate molasses, a thick, tangy syrup is available at specialty stores and Middle Eastern markets. Use this sauce for grilling poultry, pork, and lamb.

1 quart unsweetened black cherry juice
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses or red currant jelly
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a large saucepan, combine the cherry juice, vinegar, tomato paste, pomegranate molasses, orange zest, pepper, allspice, and salt. Bring to a boil and cook until reduced to 2 cups, about 20 minutes.

Makes 2 cups servings.
Per 1/4 cup: 98 calories, 0.1g total fat (0.1g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 0.4g dietary fiber, 25g carbohydrate, .3g protein, 139mg sodium.