No-sugar Cherry Dessert Sauce

Category All Desserts and Sweets, All Recipes, Sauces, Topping & Preserves,

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Who can resist cherries with their dessert? From cakes, to ice cream, to crêpes, this simple and versatile Cherry Sauce will be your next go-to accompaniment for your sweet treats. Make sure to taste the sauce and adjust it to your preferences; if it’s too sweet, add more lemon juice.

Makes 3 cups.

Difficulty: Medium

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine pitted cherries, Stevita, and lemon juice in a pan. Cover and cook on low heat until juice runs freely from the cherries.
  2. Remove cherries with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add ½ cup water to the juice and simmer for 5 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally.
  3. Mix a slurry with the arrowroot starch and 1 tablespoon of water. Stir slurry into the cherry syrup and bring just to a boil, still stirring.

Remove syrup from heat—it should have the consistency of heavy cream. Add cherries back to the pan and mix until well combined.

NUTRITIONAL DATA (PER SERVING): 77 CALORIES; 1G TOTAL FAT; 1G PROTEIN; 18G CARBOHYDRATE • FOOD EXCHANGES: 1 1/2 FRUIT