Spiced Cherry Sauce

This sauce is perfect for serving with ice cream or folding into whipped cream.

Spiced Cherry Sauce


  • 3 c. frozen tart cherries, defrosted
  • 1/4 c. dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground star anise
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract (optional)

Yields Approximately 1 1/2 Cups

Spiced Cherry Sauce

Place all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and pulse to combine. Pour ingredients into a sauce pan and cook over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently and cook until sauce is thickened and reduced by half. Pour into a heart-proof container and allow to cool before refrigerating.

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