What makes this cherry sauce not the average recipe is it only has a tad of added sugar. The cherries provide most of the natural sugar so it’s healthier than the average recipe.
As we all know, because I’ve been pounding it into everyone’s heads by saying it over and over, I love cherries. Love. I wish I could eat them year round.
“But you would get sick of them,” you say.
You are a cray cray person for even uttering those words to me. Because I don’t think it’s possible for me to get sick of cherries.
But I would love to test that theory by eating them year round. And I know I could come out the other end still loving cherries.
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How to make cherry sauce
Front in center is my new favorite gadget! I love it so much I could kiss it!
In the background are some cherries and the pan I’m going to use.
Let’s get started
Wash the red orbs
I wash 4 cups of Bing cherries and take the pits out. I place them all in the pan with 1/4 cup of water and 1 heaping teaspoon of sugar. That’s it. So little sugar! That’s my secret.
I prefer my sauces to be not on the sweet side. Because I believe the natural sugar in the fruit is enough.
So, I turn the heat to medium under the saucepan and once it starts to boil, I set the timer for 10 minutes.
Now, I take one of my other favorite gadgets, the pastry cutter and smush the cooked cherries. I leave some whole just because I like it that way, but you can smush it all if you like.
I scoop the cherry sauce into a jar and let it cool on the counter.
Now, for the vertical shot of the cherry sauce!
I hope you enjoyed this cherry sauce recipe. It is so good dribbled over cheesecake or ice cream!!
And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
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Not Your Average Cherry Sauce
- 4 cups bing cherries washed, pitted and de-stemmed
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon sugar heaping
- Place pitted cherries, water and sugar in a medium saucepan and heat it on medium
- Once it comes to a boil, cook it for 10 minutes
- Take a masher and mash most of the cherries into a sauce. I leave some whole
- Pour into a jar and let cool on your counter for 2 hours. Or you can eat it warm
- Spoon on some cheesecake
- Eat cheesecake