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Rum Cherry Sauce

This rum cherry sauce isn't too sweet and is the perfect sauce for drizzling over ice cream or these Black Forest Black Bean Brownies.

Course Dessert
Keyword Rum Cherry Sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 cups


  • 5 cups fresh pitted BC Tree Fruits cherries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water, divided
  • 1/3 cup dark rum
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 5 tablespoons water


  1. In a medium saucepan combine the cherries, sugar and 2 tablespoons of water.  Cook over medium heat until the cherries soften and the sugar dissolves, approximately 10-15 minutes.  Add the rum and stir.
  2. In a cup, stir together the corn starch and water until the corn starch is dissolved and smooth.  Slowly drizzle it into the cherries while stirring.  Continue to cook on medium heat until the cherries thicken and look clear not cloudy, approximately 2 minutes. Set aside.