Fresh Sweet Cherry Sauce. An easy one pan sauce, made with fresh cherries and citrus. Delicious warm or cold on top of sweet or savory dishes!
*You can use orange or lime juice and zest instead of the lemon. I actually love it with orange. I just happened to have lemons on hand.
*If you choose to add the balsamic vinegar or the almond extract, stir it in after you remove it from the heat.
*If I'm making this to go over meat, like grilled pork chops, I will add more balsamic vinegar to the mixture. I like to use a good quality aged balsamic. Lesser qualities can be too acidic.
*You can also add almond extract. Use it sparingly so as not to over power the cherry flavor.
*The amount of cornstarch I use varies. For ice cream or savory applications, I use 2 teaspoons because I like a more fluid sauce. If I want a thicker sauce, I'll use 2 1/2 teaspoons or 1 Tablespoon. If you want it to be even thicker, like pie filling, you'll have to add more cornstarch and/or reduce/eliminate the water.
*You can use frozen sweet cherries in place of the fresh.
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