I had two bags of cherries languishing in my fridge and I was starting to worry that they were going to get chucked into the compost before I could make use of them. Cherries are expensive here in New Mexico! So last night I decided to make dried cherries in the oven. Ugh. I overcooked them as I put Miss Petrie Deux to bed and when I came out of her room our house smelled like burned yams. And the cherries were blackened and shriveled. Fail!
Well, I had additional cherries to use up, so I decided to make a fruit sauce. As you can see, these cherries are soft and mottled, but still very edible.
I make fruit sauces with berries fairly often. We eat fruit sauce with waffles, pancakes, ice cream, yogurt…there are lots of ways to enjoy fruit sauce. I add about a cup of sugar to a simmering pan of fruit and water (I just cover the fruit with the water).
I let the liquid “boil” off until the liquid looks like a simple syrup. Then I blend the mixture for a smooth consistency.
I actually threw a plum and a nectarine into the pot, just to use up some additional soft fruit. We had the cherry sauce with pancakes this morning. I added a bit of whipped cream for fun.
I can’t wait to try this sauce with chocolate. Yum. Have a great day.
This entry was posted on Friday, July 20th, 2012 at 6:00 am and is filed under cooking.