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Cherry Sauce

Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 1 hr, 20 mins
Yield Makes 1 1/3 cups
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. 

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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).