Cherry Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Served warm, this cherry sauce makes a wonderful topping for sponge cake, pound cake or ice cream. You could also try it as a filling for crepes or blintzes.


  • 1 can (16 ounces) pitted tart red cherries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Few drops red food coloring, optional
  • Sponge cake, pound cake or ice cream


  1. Drain cherries, reserving juice. Set cherries aside. Add enough water to juice to equal 1-1/4 cups. In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Remove from the heat. Stir in the butter, vanilla, cherries and food coloring if desired. Serve warm over cake or ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 116 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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