Sauce for Duck


1 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup dates, pitted and chopped
1/2 cup coarsely chopped prunes
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon white sugar
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar


In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the stock, wine and  orange juice. Bring to a boil and add the dates and prunes. Allow  fruit to partially dissolve.

Reduce heat, add mace, cinnamon, ginger, sugar and vinegar. Cook  for another 5 minutes; remove from heat and allow to cool. Puree in  a blender or food processor until smooth.

Pour over duck while roasting or serve on the side.

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