Cold Brandied Cherries

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READY IN: 1hr 12mins
Recipe by Terri F.

My husband comes from Traverse City, Michigan, cherry capital of the world. Fresh sweet cherries are plentiful in late June and July. This is a delightful dessert that is great by itself, with creme fraiche, or over vanilla ice cream or pound cake. You can keep it on hand for up to 6 months in your refrigerator. Prep time includes chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the jelly in a saucepan over low heat.
  2. Add the cherries and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat.
  3. Let cool, add cognac or brandy, and chill for at least 1 hour before serving or storing.
  4. Serve cherries with 1 tablespoon brandy sauce per serving.
  5. Pass creme fraiche if desired.
  6. Store in refrigerator in tightly covered jar for up to 6 months.

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