A delicious Cherry Sauce perfect for serving over cakes, ice cream, and desserts! All you need is 10 minutes and a few simple ingredients.
A delicious Cherry Sauce perfect for serving over cakes, ice cream, and desserts!
- 1 pound frozen sweet cherries thawed
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- Pinch of fine sea salt
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
Place the package of frozen cherries in the refrigerator to thaw overnight. Alternatively, allow to thaw on the countertop at room temperature, 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Transfer to a colander and drain.
Combine cherries, sugar, lemon juice, almond extract, and salt in a small saucepan over med-high heat. Stir, and allow to rapidly simmer for 10 minutes. Using the back of a wooden spoon, crush the cherries.
In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water. Add the mixture to the cherries, reduce the heat to medium-low and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Makes about 1 cup.