Cherry Port Dressing
Here is a splendid dressing that is also great for game meats and poultry throughout the year.
Combine cherries and Port in a heavy, small saucepan coated with Teflon™ non-stick. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from the heat; let stand until cherries swell, about 15 minutes.
Sauté the pancetta in another pan coated with Teflon™ non-stick over medium-low heat until crisp, about 8 minutes. Remove all but 2 to 3 tablespoons of fat, if desired. Add the shallots and garlic; cook 2 minutes. Add the oil, then vinegar and sugar; stir until sugar dissolves. Stir in the cherry mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside in skillet at room temperature and reheat before serving.