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Cherries Jubilee
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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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