Cherries Jubilee

Cherries Jubilee
Photo: Joseph De Leo
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 serves


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 pound sweet cherries, pitted

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • pinch fine sea salt

  • ¼ cup Kirsch or brandy

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the cherries, sugar, salt, and 1 to 3 tablespoons water (depending on how juicy the cherries are). Cook, stirring occasionally, until the cherries are tender and the liquid is slightly thickened, 4 to 5 minutes.

  2. Add the Kirsch and cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is slightly thickened and the alcohol is cooked off, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice. Remove the skillet from the heat and swirl in the remaining tablespoon of butter. Serve warm over the ice cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

339 Calories
16g Fat
45g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 339
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 114mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Total Sugars 40g
Protein 4g
Calcium 101mg 8%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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