Danish Cherries

Recipe by Sharon123
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READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    cups pitted cherries
  • 1 12
    tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 -4
    tablespoons sugar
  • 14
  • 12
    teaspoon grated lemon zest (the grated outer yellow rind)
  • 34
    teaspoon almond extract
  • 12
    cup slivered almonds, blanched, optional (To blanch almonds, place them in a colander over a sink. Pour boiling water over them, and rub off t)
  • Toppings
  • whipped cream
  • whipped ricotta cheese (To whip ricotta, beat it vigorously with a whisk, or at high speed with an electric mixer)
  • plain yogurt, with a few blanched almonds folded in
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place cherries in a heavy medium-sized saucepan, and cook over medium heat, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine cornstarch and sugar in a small bowl. Add lemon juice and whisk until smooth. Stir this into the hot cherries, and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thick, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest, almond extract, and slivered almonds.
  • Serve hot, warm, room, temperature, or cold, top with whipped cream, whipped ricotta, or yogurt. Enjoy!
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