Cherries Jubilee with Vanilla Frozen Yogurt


This is a classic. I serve this with frozen yogurt instead of ice cream because I like the tanginess of the yogurt with the sweet, syrupy cherries. Use any variety of cherries you want–sweet or sour.

Serves 4 to 6 

2 cups pitted cherries (about 10 ounces), plus extra for garnish

¾ cup dry white wine

½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar

Juice of 1 orange

2 tablespoons brandy or bourbon

1 pint vanilla frozen yogurt

 1. Combine the cherries, wine, sugar, orange juice, and brandy in a small saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens to a syrupy consistence. Remove from the heat and set aside for about 10-15 minutes, to cool slightly.

2. To serve, divide the yogurt into four to six dessert bowls and spoon the warm sauce and cherries over it. Top each serving with a few fresh cherries, and serve.


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