Bing Cherry–Brown Sugar Sauce

2
Total Time
16 min
Prep
6 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
It is delicious spooned over thick slices of angel food cake.

Ingredients

unsalted butter

1 Tbsp

cherries

2 cup(s), bing or other sweet variety (about 12 ounces), pitted

packed brown sugar

2 Tbsp

fresh lemon juice

2 tsp

table salt

tsp, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a medium nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Add the cherries and cook, stirring frequently, until they begin to release their juice, 3 – 5 minutes. Stir in the brown sugar, lemon juice, and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the juices thicken slightly, about 4 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat; cool slightly to serve warm, or transfer to a covered container; refrigerate up to 2 days. Gently reheat to serve. Yields 1/4 cup per serving.

Notes

If you’d like to serve the sauce cold or at room temperature, replace the butter with an equal amount of flavorless canola oil, which enables the sauce to retain its silky texture.

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