Cherry Sauce Recipe

Who would have thought we can do so much out of these canned cherries? This delectable, and definitely easy-to-make cherry sauce, made with lemon juice and almond extract has a sweet-and-sour taste perfect to elevate your favorite dishes. Incorporate this into your homemade desserts and savory dinner ideas to spice up your meals.

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How to Make Cherry Sauce

Make jars of rich and luscious homemade cherry sauce to amp up your desserts and dishes. Use this as a spread, jelly, sauce, filling, or glaze to add a sweet and tangy kick to any meal.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins


  • cups canned cherries, plus ½ cup syrup from the can
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch, dissolved in ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp quality pure almond extract


  1. In a saucepan, add the cherries and the syrup along with the sugar, butter, and lemon juice. Then, bring to a boil.

  2. Stir in the cornstarch mixture, whisking constantly for about 1 minute until the mixture starts to thicken.

  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the almond extract.

  4. Cool to room temperature, place inside a glass mason jar or an airtight container, and store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use your cherry sauce.

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe makes 2 ½ cups of cherry sauce.
  • You can also use pitted fresh or frozen cherries of the same measurement in our recipe ingredients. Just remember to add ½ cup of water when bringing the mixture to a boil. Then, reduce the heat and simmer for another 3 minutes. From here, you can proceed to stir in the cornstarch mixture as mentioned in our recipe instructions.
  • For vegans, you can use vegan butter in making this recipe.
  • Storing this in the fridge can make it last for up to a week.


  • Sugar: 13g
  • :
  • Calcium: 6mg
  • Calories: 101kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 48mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 20mg
  • Vitamin A: 406IU
  • Vitamin C: 2mg
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