Crumbled shortbread cookies and toasted pecans top succulent red cherries in this easy-to-make dessert.
1/3-1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
4 cups frozen unsweetened pitted tart red cherries
1 cup crumbled shortbread cookies
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup chopped pecans or almonds, toasted
Ice cream (optional)
In a small bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch. In a large saucepan, sprinkle cornstarch mixture over cherries; stir to combine. Cook and stir over medium heat about 10 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, thoroughly combine crumbled cookies, butter, and nuts
Divide cherry mixture among four dessert dishes. Sprinkle cookie mixture over cherry mixture. If desired, serve with ice cream.