It’s a royal wedding on Saturday and here is a royal favorite dessert. You may want to whip up a batch! Cherries jubilee is a dessert dish made with cherries and liqueur which is subsequently flambéed, and commonly served as a sauce over vanilla ice cream.
This easy but elegant holiday dessert works well for entertaining and is sure to impress your guests.
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter, cut into chunks
1/3 cup sugar
1 (15-ounce) can dark sweet cherries, drained, reserve 1/4 cup juice
1 (4-inch) cinnamon stick, broken in half
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
Vanilla ice cream
How to make
- STEP 1Melt butter in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat; add sugar. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, 2-2 1/2 minutes or until mixture just begins to brown around edges.
- STEP 2Add reserved cherry juice and cinnamon stick pieces. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 1-2 minutes or until mixture is reduced by half.
- STEP 3Add cherries, vanilla and lemon zest. Bring mixture to a boil; stir in cherry liqueur. Add brandy. Shake pan to ignite brandy; continue cooking until flames subside. (If using electric stove or preparing table side, ignite brandy in pan with a long match.)
- STEP 4Place ice cream into individual bowls. For each serving, spoon generous 2 tablespoons of cherries and sauce over ice cream.