Black sweet cherries-sometimes called Bing cherries-are always a great treat, but when spiked with cherry brandy for this topping, they are nearly irresistible. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell. Source: EatingWell Magazine, June/July 2005

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk sugar and cornstarch in a medium nonreactive saucepan. Add juice, brandy and cinnamon; whisk until well blended. Stir in cherries. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until the mixture boils and thickens, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in lemon juice. Let cool for 15 minutes before serving.

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Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. To reheat, microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir well before serving.

Substitution Tip: If you prefer to skip the brandy, add 2 extra tablespoons juice.

Nutrition Facts

18 calories; 33 mg potassium; 4 g carbohydrates; 0.3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 0.2 g protein; 9 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 1 mcg folate; 2 mg calcium; 2 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2015
Amazingly easy and delicious Loved that I could make this ahead of time. I was going to make cherries jubilee but that had a lot more sugar. I am also serving this over sweetened ricotta rather than ice cream. Pros: Super fast Cons: Pitting the cherries takes the most time but it's a breeze with a cherry pitter. Read More