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Sweet and Sassy Cherry Sauce Recipe

Diabetic Friendly Recipe

A tablespoon or so of this sweet and sassy cherry sauce dropped on top of the frozen yogurt or custard is delicious!

Recipe Ingredients

2 cups small, pitted, sweet cherries
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons water
Pinch of salt (1/8 teaspoon)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon Kirsch (or 1 teaspoon cherry flavoring)

Cherry Sauce in container with spoon

Recipe Directions

Cherries on vine

Place cherries, sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Simmer for four minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the cherries and set aside.

Dissolve the 2-tablespoons cornstarch in 2-tablespoons cold water. Bring the syrup to a boil and stir the cornstarch mixture into the boiling juice, stirring as it thickens. Add salt, lemon juice, lemon rind, and Kirsch. Cook, stirring occasionally for seven minutes.

Return the cherries to the syrup and cook for three minutes more. Remove from heat and pour into a sterile jar. Syrup may be stored for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving:
Calories:  45; Protein:  1g; Carbohydrates:  10g; Cholesterol:  0mg; Sodium:  22mg

Dietary Exchanges:  1/2 Fruit

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