Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bing Cherry Sauce

"Man it's hot. It's like Africa hot. Tarzan couldn't take this kind of hot." 
-- Eugene Morris Jerome (played by Matthew Broderick), Biloxi Blues (1988)

I can't tell you how many times this quote has gone through my head this past month.  It is hot!  If you're anything like me, when the temperatures creep into the upper nineties and low hundreds, you're thinking something cool and refreshing.  If you like ice cream (and who doesn't?), here is a topping that you're going to love.  It is made from fresh bing cherries -- so it just has to be good for you, right? -- and is delicious on top of a big scoop of French vanilla.  This is actually a recipe for cherry pancake topping that I found on, but I find it tastes so much better on ice cream; warmed slightly, it is decadent.


1/2 cup (or more) water, divided
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 cups halved, pitted fresh Bing cherries
1 tablespoons packed golden brown sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Whisk together 1/4 cup water and cornstarch in a small bowl.  Melt butter in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add cherries, 1/4 cup water, and brown sugar; stir until sugar dissolved.  

Increase heat to medium-high; add cornstarch mixture and stir until mixture oils and thickens, adding water by tablespoonfuls if sauce is very thick, about 1 minute.

Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice.  

Grab a spoon!
OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter
This OXO cherry pitter is my gadget of choice for pitting cherries.
Click the image for more details.


The Fajdich Times said...

What a great recipe. Your cherry picker is great! I need to get one:)

Marlis said...

I am just going nuts over all your wonderful recipes. I do love bing cherries so I'll be trying this and the oatmeal cookies too.. thanks for dropping in, xo marlis

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Pattie, This looks delicious to me. My daughter is very allergic to cherries and a few other pitted fruits (peaches, etc.) but she can eat them well cooked. (The allergist says the chemical composition of fruits changes when they are dried or cooked!) I am wondering if this would work for her! I can use dried cherries in my turkey stuffing and those are fine. I am going to try this! Linda

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Is it wrong that before I read this post and recipe that I looked at the picture and thought I would love that on a big dish of vanilla ice cream? Cherries are on sale right now...need to try this!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

This looks wonderful and I love Cherries Jubilee! I don't see the cherry pitter image but I'm off to look it up online.