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.

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Source: EatingWell Magazine, June/July 2005




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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.



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; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 4g 1% DV; dietary fiber 0.3g 1% DV; sugars 3.3g; fatg; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 9.5IU; vitamin c 2.2mg 4% DV; folate 0.6mcg; calcium 2mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 1.6mg 1% DV; potassium 32.7mg 1% DV; sodium 0.1mg; thiaminmg.

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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