Sunday, July 02, 2006

Tart Cherry Sauce

We've found the dessert these beautiful (but tart) cherries were made for ... warm cherry sauce with angel food cake and a little ice cream. What a nice treat to end this warm, sunny day.

Cherry Sauce (from the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
2 cups fresh pitted tart cherries
1 tablespoon orange or cherry liqueur, cherry brandy, or orange juice (I used a little Black Forest Kirschwasser, and my source may need to send more before cherry season is over)
Stir together sugar and cornstarch in saucepan; stir in water. Add cherries. Cook and stir over medium heat till thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in the liqueur, brandy or juice. Serve warm, or cool to room temperature.

Dear Husband picked lots of cherries while I was gone this evening so tomorrow, we'll try a cobbler. Or more cherry sauce along with something dark chocolate...


Paula said...

That sounds wonderful! I just might have to try it tonight....

Blackswamp_Girl said...

That does sound yummy... my cherries aren't quite big enough to give me fruit yet this year, so I'm filing your recipe away for later use. Thanks for posting it!

Blackberry Gardener said...

You've got to be using stock photos!? Those are just too gorgeous to be real! ;)

Sounds great! Can't wait til our cherry trees get big enough.

Sissy said...

New to Northern Gardening, but would love to plant some cherry trees!
Can you post the name of yours??