Cherries Jubilee is one of the most beautiful & decadent desserts that I know of…
However, variations on this recipe change the fruit, the liqueur and what it goes on top of, but the premise is simple. A tasty liquor with some gorgeous fruit.
Flambé it all and pour it over something else that’s delicious too?
This British dessert was created for one of Queen Victoria’s “Jubilee” celebrations at the end of the 19th century.
My particular recipe calls for brandy too, but if you don’t have it, you may use all Kirsch.
Type: Dessert Recipe
Serve with: vanilla ice cream, topped with whipped cream, a Bing cherry and sprig of mint
Prep Time: 8 min
- 1 tsp butter
- 2 cups bottled Bing cherries
- 1/2 cup warm brandy
- 3 tbsp Kirsch liqueur
- To a large frying pan, add cherries to butter and sauté briefly.
- Add warm brandy.
- Ignite brandy very carefully. Allow to burn off the alcohol.
- When flame goes out, add 3 tbsp Kirsch liqueur.
- To serve, either use bowls or tall dessert glasses, alternating the hot cherry mixture over a scoop of ice cream, and repeat with another scoop until glass is full.
- Top off with whipped cream, 1 Bing cherry and a mint sprig.
This recipe can be adapted to using other fruit and coordinating liquors such as peaches with peach brandy, pears with pear liqueur, plums with plum liqueur, raspberries with any liquor you desire…How about mangoes and tequila?!
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