This recipe for homemade Hot Cherry Sauce is an easy recipe to make, and it’s wonderful to use as a topping for desserts.
This sauce is super delicious served hot, but you can also use it as a cold sauce. Think of serving it over ice cream or pound cake. It would also be a good sauce to spoon over cheesecake. You may want to eat it straight out of the jar!
- dark sweet cherries
- granulated white sugar
- ground cinnamon
- ground cloves
- ground nutmeg
- seedless raspberry jam
How to make Hot Cherry Sauce:
The complete, printable recipe is at the end of this post.
The cherries will soften up, and the sauce should be slightly thickened. You can simmer it a bit longer if you want it to thicken up. Or you can mix in a little bit of cornstarch to thicken it up too.
- Cherries: You can use fresh or frozen. Make sure they’re dark and sweet. They must be stemmed and pitted. If you prefer to cut them in half, that’s okay too.
- Raspberry Jam: This may seem like an odd choice, but it works. The jam just add a bit of a different flavor element to the hot cherry sauce. There are plenty of cherries in this hot cherry sauce, so it will still taste like cherries!
This recipe makes about three cups of sauce. It will keep in the refrigerator for about a week or so. This sauce should freeze just fine too. Keep it in a sealed container, and freeze it for up to three months. Thaw, and use as desired.
My favorite way to serve this sauce is over ice cream. When served hot and spooned over vanilla ice cream, it melts the ice cream and bit and creates the most amazing melted cherry ice cream waterfalls. Enjoy!
Favorite Dessert Sauce Recipes:
- Hot Butterscotch Sauce
- Balsamic Strawberry Sauce
- Peanut Butter Dessert Sauce
- Hot Fudge
- Salted Caramel Sauce
Hot Cherry Sauce
- 1 pound dark sweet cherries, stemmed and pitted
- ¾ cup granulated white sugar
- ½ cup water
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch ground cloves
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- ½ cup seedless raspberry jam
- Put cherries in medium saucepan; add sugar, water, and spices. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Remove cherries with slotted spoon; add jam and boil until syrupy. Pour syrup over cherries.
- Ready to serve!
- If you are preparing this recipe as GLUTEN-FREE, just be sure to use a brand of raspberry jam that is known to be GF.