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Classic Red Tart Cherry Compote

Delicious tart cherry sauce to use on ham, pork, cake, ice cream, yogurt, etc. If you're a cherry lover, you'll love this cherry compote.
Course Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 2
Author Allie Taylor


  • dash salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1, 14.5 ounce can undrained red tart cherries in water, no syrup
  • 1/4 cup water


  • In a small sauce pan, mix together the sugar, cornstarch and dash of salt.
  • Stir in the can of undrained tart cherries, lemon juice and 1/4 cup water.
  • Stir very gently over medium heat until sauce thickens.
  • Use warm or cool and refrigerate.