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.
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
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).
Great way to use cherries - we used as a sauce over ice cream. Delicious! I didn't find that it had to boil all that long. Used brandy. A simple way to dress up ice cream and have a dessert for company.