Brandied Cherries

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by evelynathens

Oh, this is good! Easy and sophisticated.

Top Review by Vnut-Beyond Redempt

Would you believe I made 5 batches of this recipe already? I brought the first two batches to the office and we had it with Chocolate Ice Cream (Vanilla was sold out) and some purchased crepes. Delish!! This is a keeper. I'm thinking of making these for Christmas. It didn't thicken very much but we still love it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut cherries in half and pit them, working over a bowl to catch the juices.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In a small heavy saucepan over medium high heat, bring the sugar and 1/4 cup of brandy to boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Continue boiling, without stirring, until the liquid is reduced to about 1/4 cup, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the cherries and their juices to the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the cherries are just heated through and slightly softened, about 1 minute.
  6. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon of brandy and remove from the heat.
  7. Set aside for at least 5 minutes to cool slightly and allow the flavors to meld.
  8. Spoon the warm cherries and sauce over the ice cream.

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