Quick Cherry Sauce

Quick Cherry Sauce

Makes: about 4 cups, for 24 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Frozen pitted cherries make this luscious sauce a snap to make. Try substituting frozen raspberries if you prefer.

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  • 2 10-ounce bags frozen pitted cherries, preferably sour cherries
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup plus 1/4 cup water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, juice


  1. Bring cherries, sugar and 2/3 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring often. Stir 1/4 cup water and cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth and stir into the boiling cherry mixture. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook until thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 24
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 36
  • % Daily values *
  • 0% Total Fat 0g
    • 0% Saturated Fat 0g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • 0% Cholesterol 0mg
  • 1% Potassium 33mg
  • 0% Sodium 1mg
  • 3% Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • 0% Dietary Fiber 0g
    • Sugars 8g
  • 0% Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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