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Dark Cherry Merlot Sauce over Yogurt


We love the flavor of a tangy fro-yo with this sweet dark cherry sauce with a touch of merlot, but ice cream is also nice.

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  • 2 cups unsweetened frozen pitted dark sweet cherries, thawed
  • 1 cup merlot
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups vanilla fat-free frozen yogurt


Servings 4
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 20mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Combine cherries, merlot, brown sugar, lemon juice, and salt in a saucepan; bring to a boil.

Lightly crush about half of cherries with a potato masher.

Reduce heat, and cook until reduced to about 1 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.

Spoon warm cherry sauce over ice cream.


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