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:
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Black Cherry Sauce Recipe, Dessert Sauce Recipe
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar (good-quality)
  • 2 pieces lemon zest and orange zest (use a peeler to shave of pieces of citrus peel)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves, whole
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 1/2 cups black cherries, frozen
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
  1. 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.

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

  3. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch with water.

  4. 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.

  5. Remove from heat; add almond extract.

  6. Serve warm.

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