Cherry Sauce

Kirsch is a fruit brandy made with sweet cherries, but the brandy in your liquor cabinet will work just fine. This sauce is also delicious over an ice-cream sundae. Try it on pancakes and waffles too.



Makes 1 1/3 cups
Total time: 1 Hour, 20 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 20 Minutes


2 (12-oz.) packages frozen cherries
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup cold water
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons Kirsch or brandy
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt


Stir together cherries, sugar, cold water, and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, 12 to 15 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat, and stir in Kirsch or brandy, vanilla, and salt. Cool completely (about 1 hour).