Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 18 mins

The original of this recipe was seen in the December 2009 Best of Cooking Light, Holidays, where it was included with a recipe for steamed chocolate pudding. However, since I only wanted the sauce recipe . . . One serving is figured at 2 tablespoons.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine cherries & orange Juice, then cover & process until smooth.
  2. If it's necessary for the sauce to be REALLY smooth, strain the cherry mixture in a sieve over a bowl, then discard the pulp. (I usually don't do this step, however,).
  3. In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup water, sugar & brandy (if using). Place over medium-high heat & cook until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly.
  4. Add the cherry mixture to the sugar water & stir well, then bring it to a boil, reduce heat & simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. In a small container, dissolve cornstarch in 1 tablespoon of water, then stir it into the cherry mixture, bring to a boil & cook another minute or until slightly thick.
  6. Serve warm over pudding, pound cake, ice cream, whatever.
Most Helpful

This was really good! I had this with some sherbert, and cherry brownies, and it was a good topping! Especially with the brownies, because it was cherry flavour on top of cherry flavour, and it worked well together.

Studentchef January 11, 2012

Super easy. Done with microwafe!
I had still some sourcherries and this sauce fits perfectly with this kind of cherries.
Served on ice cream.

awalde June 25, 2011