Homemade cherry sauce
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4.18 from 28 votes

Easy, Homemade Cherry Sauce

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh cherries pitted and cut in half
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions

  • Combine cherries, sugar, and lemon juice in a bowl and stir to combine.
  • Mash slightly.
  • Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Pour cherry mixture into sauce pan and bring to boil, stirring frequently over medium heat.
  • Lower heat to medium low and continue to cook, mashing and stirring, for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in one tablespoon of cornstarch.
  • Continue cooking and mashing for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from stove and allow to cool.

Notes

Frozen cherries can be used, about 14 ounces since they are already pitted. Be sure to thaw completely.
Sauce can be pureed if a smoother sauce is desired.