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Fresh Cherry Sauce

Course: Dessert, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry sauce, dessert topping, fresh cherry recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
This Fresh Cherry Sauce is a yummy way to use fresh cherries. Spoon over ice cream, cake, waffles and more! 
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh cherries (about 3 cups) ,stems removed and pitted*
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch**
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier or brandy

Instructions

  • Heat cherries, sugar, lemon juice, fine sea salt and cornstarch in a heavy bottom sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Continue to simmer and stir until sauce starts to thicken and becomes sticky, approximately 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • If adding liquor, stir in now.
  • If you try this recipe, make sure to come back and let us know how you enjoyed it! 

Notes

*You can also use frozen cherries, but it may take slightly longer to simmer down to a sticky sauce. **Two tablespoons arrowroot can be substituted for cornstarch.

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 6.3mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg