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Cherries Jubilee

Cherries Jubilee

This easy but elegant holiday dessert works well for entertaining and is sure to impress your guests.

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10 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
1 1/3
cups

Ingredients

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

1 tablespoon cherry liqueur  

2 tablespoons brandy  

 

Vanilla ice cream

 

 *Substitute Land O Lakes® Salted Butter. **Substitute 1 tablespoon cherry juice. ***Substitute 2 tablespoons apple juice. If using apple juice, cherries and sauce will not ignite.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt 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.

  2. STEP 2

    Add reserved cherry juice and cinnamon stick pieces. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 1-2 minutes or until mixture is reduced by half.

  3. STEP 3

    Add 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.)

  4. STEP 4

    Place ice cream into individual bowls. For each serving, spoon generous 2 tablespoons of cherries and sauce over ice cream.

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Nutrition (2 tablespoons without ice cream)

120 Calories
4.5 Fat (g)
10 Cholesterol (mg)
0 Sodium (mg)
17 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
0 Protein (g)
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