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.
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
Makesabout 3-1/2 cups
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1/4 cup: 86 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Originally published as Hot Cherry Sauce in Country Woman Christmas 2006