Recipes and Cooking Tart Cherry Sauce 3.4 (11) Drizzle this Tart Cherry Sauce atop any dessert, from ice cream to cake to brownies, for a simple upgrade. Simmer the fruit to release the cherry juice, stir in fruit liqueur, and thicken to bring this 15-minute dessert sauce to life. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Total Time: 15 mins Yield: 2 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup sugar 2 tablespoon cornstarch ½ cup water 2 cup fresh or frozen pitted tart cherries 1 tablespoon orange or cherry liqueur, cherry brandy, or orange juice Few drops red food coloring (optional) Directions In a medium saucepan stir together sugar and cornstarch; stir in water. Add cherries. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in liqueur and, if desired, food coloring. Serve warm or cooled to room temperature. (Cover and chill any leftovers for up to 3 days.) Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 40 Calories 10g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 40 % Daily Value * Sodium 1mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 10g 4% Total Sugars 8g Vitamin C 1.8mg 9% Potassium 34mg 1% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.