Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday Food Feature:

Sautéed Cherries with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 2 pounds dark red cherries, pitted
  • 11 T unsalted butter
  • 6 T Strawberry, Raspberry or red current jelly
  • 1 1/2 pints vanilla ice cream
  •  Put butter, in a large skillet, melt the butter and turn heat to medium-high. When butter just starts to brown lightly, add cherries, stir to coat with butter, and saute for 7-8 minutes, until the cherries begin to soften. Add the jelly and 1 1/2 cups of water, stir to combine, then cook until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove pan from heat and let cool slightly. Transfer to bowl and place a scoop of vanilla ice cream in center of each dessert bowl. Spoon the warm cherry mixture on top and serve immediately.
  • Cook until cherries begin to break down, again just a minute or two. Taste and add more sugar if you like. Remove from heat.
  • To serve, spoon ice cream into 4 dishes, and top with cherries. Cherries may be served hot, warm or at room temperature.
artwork Life is a Bowl of Cherries by Prashant Shah

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