Traverse City's famous tart cherries get double billing in this sundae--baked in the brownies and spooned on top. But there's another local fruit hiding here. Chef Adam Raupp of Mission Table restaurant adds a little Riesling to the sauce.
If using frozen cherries, measure them frozen and then give them a couple of hours to thaw. Drain the cherries and pat them dry with paper towels before placing on the brownies.
TRAVERSE CITY CHERRY SAUCE
In a medium saucepan, stir together 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cornstarch; stir in 1/2 cup Riesling. Add 2 cups fresh or frozen pitted tart cherries. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Serve sauce warm or cooled to room temperature.