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Hot Cherry Sauce

 Hot Cherry Sauce
This sweet-tart cherry sauce with a hint of cloves is just delightful. I use it with ham, but it also works beautifully as a dessert sauce.
14 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) pitted tart cherries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 to 2 drops red food coloring, optional


  • Drain cherries, reserving juice; set cherries aside. In a large
  • saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and cloves; whisk in
  • reserved cherry juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes
  • or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in cherries and food
  • coloring if desired. Yield: about 3-1/2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 86 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.