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