This is my not your average cherry sauce recipe! Why is it not average? Because it has only a tad of added sugar.
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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.
I’m going to switch tactics now and talk about something I usually don’t talk about. Grapes. Why bring up grapes?
Well, I have a story. Don’t I always?
When I was a wee girl, I think I was around 10 years old, a bunch of us climbed a chain link fence to get to a neighbor’s vine of concord grapes.
Which, by the way, is my favorite variety of grape.
Well, there I was, leaning over the top of the fence reaching for those plump concord grapes, when my feet slipped out of the fence. I frantically grabbed the top of the chain links to save myself from a nasty fall when the top of the fence pierced my belly.
It pierced my skin only a little, but it hurt like heck and the little hole filled with blood.
I had to tell my folks that we were liberating the neighbor’s grapes. Luckily, I only got in trouble a little bit. I think my folks may have thought that the hole in my belly was punishment enough.
The bummer was, I only got one handful of grapes into my mouth before my . . . ahem, accident.
On to the Not your Average 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!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe. It is so good dribbled over cheesecake or ice cream!!
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And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
- 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