Brandied Cherries

"Oh, this is good! Easy and sophisticated."
 
Brandied Cherries created by Vnut-Beyond Redempt
Ready In:
20mins
Ingredients:
4
Serves:
2
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ingredients

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directions

  • Cut cherries in half and pit them, working over a bowl to catch the juices.
  • Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Continue boiling, without stirring, until the liquid is reduced to about 1/4 cup, about 5 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon of brandy and remove from the heat.
  • Set aside for at least 5 minutes to cool slightly and allow the flavors to meld.
  • Spoon the warm cherries and sauce over the ice cream.

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  1. Vnut-Beyond Redempt
    Brandied Cherries Created by Vnut-Beyond Redempt
  2. 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!
     
  3. amayou
    I made this as a sauce for salmon. It was excellent on the fish and after we finished eating my friend said, "this would be so good on vanilla ice cream".... It's a pretty versatile sauce!
     
  4. Dienia B.
    Brandied Cherries Created by Dienia B.
  5. Artsy Chef
    Everyone is right, this is really REALLY easy. I made this with Splenda instead of sugar and fresh Bing Cherries. It was a little sweet, so I think I'd reduce the sugar next time. The brandy flavor isn't overwhelming, which is nice for somethings. For others, I'd like a stronger brandy flavor. I might add a little more brandy at the end. It does thicken as it sits, so don't get impatient.
     

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