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Maple Cherry Sauce

Maple Cherry SauceThis sauce complements roasted or grilled meats and poultry wonderfully.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/3 cup cherry juice blend
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup frozen unsweetened tart cherries*, thawed and drained
3/4 cup maple-flavored syrup
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon finely grated orange peel

Cooking Directions:

  1. Put cherry juice blend and cornstarch in a small saucepan; mix well. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Add cherries, maple-flavored syrup, walnuts and orange peel; mix well. Cook, stirring frequently, over low heat until all ingredients are hot. Serve over roast turkey, pork or ham.

Makes about 2 cups.

*1 (16-ounce) can unsweetened tart cherries, well drained, can be substituted for frozen tart cherries.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the Cherry Marketing Institute.