Cherry Sauce

Cherry Sauce
Staff Writer
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Summer's produce brings us many beautiful things — from zucchini and corn to ripe and vibrant tomatoes. Another thing you'll find during the summer are fresh cherries, and this is a sweet way to put them to good use. You won't want to enjoy vanilla ice cream without this sauce after trying it. 

Ready in
45 m
10
Servings
97
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving
  • 1 3/4 Pound pitted cherries
  • 1/4 Cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon cognac
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon heavy cream
  • 1/4 Cup plus 1 tablespoon water, divided

Directions

Dissolve the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water. Set aside.

Melt the butter in a large sauté pan. Add the cherries, cornstarch, ¼ cup of water, and the heavy cream. Bring to boil. Lower the heat and add the cognac. Cover and simmer until the cherries soften, about 8-10 minutes.

Remove the lid and stir until the mixture thickens. Transfer to a serving bowl and spoon over vanilla ice cream and enjoy.

Cherry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Cherry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
8%
Sugar
10g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Protein
1g
2%
Carbs
13g
4%
Vitamin A
49µg
5%
Vitamin C
6mg
9%
Vitamin E
0.2mg
1%
Vitamin K
2µg
3%
Calcium
16mg
2%
Fiber
2g
7%
Folate (food)
4µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
4µg
1%
Iron
0.3mg
1.6%
Magnesium
9mg
2%
Monounsaturated
1g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.1mg
0.6%
Phosphorus
22mg
3%
Polyunsaturated
0.2g
N/A
Potassium
182mg
5%
Sodium
3mg
N/A