Ice Cream Sundaes with Cherry Sauce & Pistachios

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ice cream sundaes with cherry sauce and pistachios

Recipe by Joe Piccirillo

Start to Finish: 20 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1 bag (12 oz.) frozen pitted cherries (about 2 1/2 cups)

  • 2 tbsp. sugar

  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 tsp. cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tbsp. water

  • 1 pt. vanilla ice cream

  • shaved dark chocolate and chopped pistachios, for garnish


In small saucepan, bring first 3 ingredients and 2 tbsp. water to boil over high heat. Cook, stirring often, until cherries break down, about 9 minutes. Add cornstarch; boil sauce for 1 minute. Let cool for 10 minutes. Divide ice cream among 4 bowls. Top with cherry sauce, chocolate, and nuts.