Cherries Jubilee

Cherries Jubilee

Servings: 4

Total Time: 32 mins

Prep Time: 12 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Last Updated: March 1, 2022

Oh, cherries jubilee! Love them or hate them, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t know this classic dessert. It’s a show-stopper of a dessert and is sure to impress your friends and family with the flare of brandy lighting off the cherries. Note: dark sweet cherries are called for in this recipe, not sour cherries.


  • 2 Tbsp Orange Juice
  • 1 Teaspoons Cornstarch
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Cold Water
  • 1 Pound Dark Cherries
  • 1 Cup Vanilla Ice Cream
  • ⅓ Teaspoon Orange Zest
  • 1 Tbsp Brandy
  • ⅙ Teaspoon Cherry Extract


Step 1

Take a medium saucepan and add the cornstarch and sugar and whisk thoroughly for a couple of minutes.

Step 2

Mix orange juice with water and add to the pot.

Step 3

Turn on the heat and whisk on high heat without stopping until it thickens.

Step 4

Wash the cherries and remove the pips.

Step 5

Add orange zest and cherries to the pan and stir for 2 minutes.

Step 6

Reduce the heat and simmer for 12 minutes.

Step 7

Add the cherry extract and turn off the heat.

Step 8

It’s time to add Brandy and light it up.

Step 9

Place the ice cream on plates for the guests and add the cooked cherries.

The only thing that could make fresh cherries more delicious is if they were flambeed. That’s what happens with this fun Cherry Jubilee recipe. A mixture of dark sweet cherries, orange zest and brandy will give you a cozy, warm feeling just like the holidays when you serve it over vanilla ice cream. A delectable dessert that marries fresh cherries with a hint of orange in a beautiful flambé!

Cherries Jubilee recipe

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