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Rack of Lamb with Cherry Balsamic Glaze


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Rack of Lamb with Cherry Balsamic Glaze

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 40 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 509kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 2 racks of lamb 8 ribs, 1½-2 pounds each, excess fat removed, bones frenched
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil extra-virgin
  • 1 12-ounce bag frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 1 cup gluten-free beef or chicken broth
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter optional (omit for dairy-free)


  • Remove the lamb from the refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 450ºF.
  • Season the lamb on all sides generously with salt and pepper. Put the oil in a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Sear the lamb racks (one at a time) on all sides, including the ends, until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Place on a baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes or until an instant read thermometer reaches 145ºF for medium-rare. Remove from the oven, cover with foil, and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • In a large skillet, combine the cherries, broth, and thyme. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. With a potato masher or the back of a spoon, mash the cherries. Let cook until the liquid has reduced by half, 10-15 minutes. Take the sauce off the heat and remove the thyme sprigs and discard. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and butter, if using, stirring until the butter is melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Cut the lamb rack between the bones and serve with the sauce.


Nutrition Facts
Rack of Lamb with Cherry Balsamic Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 509 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 20g100%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 194mg8%
Potassium 251mg7%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Balsamic Cherries Lamb Magazine Optionally Dairy Free
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