Black Cherry Sauce Recipe


Black Cherry Sauce is absolutely great on cakes and ice cream –  but especially delicious on chocolate cakes!  Picture a rich tasting chocolate cake topped with this easy-to-make Black Cherry Sauce.  Does it make you hungry for it?

The balsamic vinegar in this black cherry sauce will send your taste buds to new heights.  A great way to use those summer cherries. Give it a try.

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Black Cherry Sauce Recipe:

Black Cherry Sauce Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: serves many


1 cup dry red wine
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon good-quality balsamic vinegar
2 pieces lemon and orange peel (use a peeler to shave of pieces of citrus peel)
1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
1/4 teaspoon whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water
1 1/2 cups frozen black cherries
1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract



In a small saucepan, combine wine, sugar, balsamic vinegar, citrus peel, and spices.  Bring to a boil and reduce to 3/4 cup, approximately 5 minutes.

Remove from heat.  Strain and return liquid to pan; set aside.

In a small bowl, mix cornstarch with water.

Bring wine mixture back to a boil; whisk in cornstarch mixture, and simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes.  Add cherries and simmer to heat through.

Remove from heat; add almond extract.

Serve warm.

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