Cherries in Brandy

Cherries in Brandy

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A simple way to serve cherries, which shows them off at their best, steeped in a spicy alcoholic syrup and accompanied by a light orange cream. For easy eating, stone the cherries first, using a special cherry stoner or a skewer.
Servings: 6
Calories: 267


  • 2 lb cherries stoned
  • 1/2 oz sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • finely grated rind and juice of 2 oranges
  • 2 tbsp redcurrant jelly
  • 4 tbsp cherry brandy or brandy
  • 5 floz fresh double cream
  • 5 oz natural yogurt


  • Place the cherries in a saucepan with the sugar, cinnamon, half of the orange rind and the juice of both oranges. Cover and cook over a low heat for about 10 minutes or until the cherries are soft and the juice runs.
  • Stir in the redcurrant jelly and the brandy and cook gently until the jelly melts. Cool, then chill.
  • Mix the remaining orange rind and the cream together in a bowl. Whip until the cream just holds its shape, then fold in the yogurt. Serve the cherries in brandy, with the orange cream handed separately.
Calories: 267 kcal
Carbohydrates: 39 g
Protein: 3 g
Fat: 10g
Saturated Fat: 6 g
Cholesterol: 37 mg
Sodium: 23 mg
Potassium: 478 mg
Fiber: 5 g
Sugar: 30 g
Vitamin A: 582 IU
Vitamin C: 35 mg
Calcium: 89 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Dishes Desserts
Cuisine British
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