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Fresh Cherry Sauce is a super simple and super delicious! Serve this over ice cream or cake as a dessert, or serve it alongside roasted meats such as pork or chicken.

Fresh Cherry Sauce

We’re sharing this Fresh Cherry Sauce recipe made from Walmart Produce as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars.

I love super simple recipes like this Fresh Cherry Sauce! It takes just minutes to prepare – but it’s so delicious your family and guests will think that you slaved over a hot stove making it just for them!

Don’t worry…I won’t tell anyone… It will be our little secret just how easy this fresh cherry sauce recipe is to make!


Fresh Cherry Sauce

Just place all of the ingredients – fresh pitted cherries, butter, sugar, water and a little corn starch – into a saucepan and heat until the cherries are tender and the sauce has thickened.

That’s it – and you’re ready to serve this amazing fresh, not-too-sweet cherry sauce over ice cream, as a topping on cakes or breads, or a classic cheesecake, and it’s even delicious served as a side to pork or chicken! (It’s so good – I’d be happy just eating it with a spoon!)


Fresh Cherry Sauce

And do you want to hear another great tip? Your local Walmart store is a great, affordable place to shop for quality, farm-fresh produce! Right now, delicious stone fruit is in season including cherries, peaches, plums and nectarines, and Walmart works with local growers to ensure that all of their produce is picked at the peak of freshness!

Fresh Cherry Sauce

Walmart also offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of their produce! If for any reason, you aren’t happy with the Walmart produce you’ve purchased, simply return your produce back to the store with your receipt for a full refund.

Click here for more information about Walmart Produce that is in-season right now, as well as delicious recipes using in-season Walmart produce!

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Fresh Cherry Sauce

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 cups


  • pounds cherries, stemmed and pitted (approximately 4 cups)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoons corn starch


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients. Over medium heat, bring to a boil stirring occasionally.
  2. Let the mixture boil for about three minutes, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for another 2 minutes.
  3. Remove the cherry mixture from the heat and allow to cool slightly before serving.
  4. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Warm the sauce again before serving.


Fresh Cherry Sauce

Fresh Cherry Sauce


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  • Renee wrote:

    My kids love dipping fried wontons in a cherry sauce. But haven’t been able to find it anywhere anymore. Was wondering if this is similar to the jarred cherry sauce you buy in stores ?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Renee – It’s similar!

  • Gwen Cameron wrote:

    Martha made a cheesecake last night but it really needed something else. Found your cherry sauce and it is fabulous! Tonight’s will be cherry Cheesecake Divine! thanks

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Gwen! Sounds like an amazing dessert you have ahead of you! 🙂

  • Tara wrote:

    Used brn sugar as I was out of white…made it amazing! Could eat a bowl full!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Tara – good to know that brown sugar can be swapped in…thank you!

  • Jill Roberts wrote:

    Absolutely love your recipes. Definitely i’ll try these New England apple cider cake and quick skillet chicken with grapes! Thx for sharing!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Jill!

  • Samantha wrote:

    Would this work with brown sugar? I LOVE fresh cherries and can’t wait to try this either way. I need to remember to buy a cherry pitter so I can actually make things with my cherries. I usually eat them out of the package until I make myself sick. They’re too good.

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Samantha – I’m not sure if brown sugar will work – it might change the flavor too much! If you decide to try it with brown sugar instead – please let us know how it comes out!)

  • Ginger Tapp wrote:

    Yes I definitely will be using this. Don’t know if you know the benefits of black cherries but my husband has gout. When he has a flare up, he eats black cherries. Helps relieve pain and swelling almost immediately. Thanks for the recipe for the sauce.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Ginger! I did not know about the benefits – good to know! I hope you and your husband both enjoy the recipe!

  • Sherry Peyton wrote:

    Shilling for Walmart now? Boy that is too much…a good food site has turned into another commercial…so sad..

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Sherry – Thanks for taking the time to write to us and we greatly appreciate that you consider us among the good food sites! We do occasional sponsored posts to help offset the costs of running a website that receives more than 700,000 page views a month (our web hosting costs are fairly high to support that level of traffic) as well as to offset the food costs of developing 5-6 recipe posts per week. We love sharing our recipes (for free) with our readers but we do need to offset our costs in some way. We only work with brands that we actually use, or in this case, Walmart is one of the stores where we actually shop. I always state up front when our recipe post is sponsored by a brand – at that point, I would encourage you to scroll right down to the recipe if it’s one you are interested in seeing. Thanks for your candid feedback and I hope you’ll continue to enjoy our recipes! Martha

  • Robin @ Simply Southern Baking wrote:

    Oh my….would love this on top of vanilla ice cream!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Robin! It’s pretty fabulous on top of ice cream!

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction wrote:

    I love fresh fruit sauces! This cherry sauce would be good on so many things!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Jessica! I can personally vouch that this sauce IS very good on so many things!

  • TidyMom wrote:

    I could eat this by the spoonful!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Cheryl!

  • Lexi @ Lexi’s Clean Kitchen wrote:

    This looks so awesome! Would love to spread it on some sweet potato fritters/latkes!

    • Martha wrote:

      Oooh Lexi! What a great idea!

  • Erin | The Law Student’s Wife wrote:

    I’m totally hooked on cherry EVERYTHING right now. Perfect for the season!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Erin!

  • [email protected] Tastes Good wrote:

    Oh my yumminess! I love how easy this is!! I am totally making a bunch of this while I can still get my hands on those yummy cherries! I can see using this for so many things, but the hubs will love this for his ice cream!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Marion!

  • Christie – Food Done Light wrote:

    My daughter would love this on cheesecake. Just give me a spoon and I’ll be happy to eat it that way.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Christie!

  • DessertForTwo wrote:

    I think I could eat this on everything!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks – me too!

  • Nutmeg Nanny wrote:

    What a perfect way to use up summer cherries! I’m always looking for new ways to cook with cherries 🙂

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Nutmeg Nanny!

  • Mallory @ Chocolate with Grace wrote:

    I’m imagining some cheesecake with this lovely sauce. Beautiful pictures too!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Mallory – cheesecake would be perfect!

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