Sweet Cherry Dessert Sauce
  • 1 pound pitted cherries
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup kirsch or cherry brandy
  • 2 tablespoons minced crystallized ginger
  • 2 (¼-inch thick) lemon slices, seeded
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
  1. Combine the cherries, sugar, brandy, ginger and lemon slices in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 to12 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  2. Remove the lemon slices and discard. Stir in the cornstarch mixture. Cook and stir until thickened, about 5 minutes. Cool completely.
Note: Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Recipe by The Tennessee Magazine at https://www.tnmagazine.org/cheers-for-cherries/