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.
Black Cherry Sauce Recipe:
Black Cherry Sauce Recipe
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.