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Homemade cherry sauce
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4.34 from 27 votes

Easy, Homemade Cherry Sauce

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


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


  • 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.


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.