06 February, 2013

Cherries Jubilees | The Spirirt of Grand' Cuisine

Cherries Jubilee
as served at Antoine's ca. 1969
Makes 4 to 6 servings
1 (1-lb) can pitted black cherries
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 cup Grand Marnier
1/2 cup cognac

For serving
1-quart vanilla ice cream

Cherries Jubilee Directions
Pour off about 3/4 of juice in the cherry can; place cherries in a chafing dish or a shallow skillet. Sprinkle with sugar and eat through.

When cherries are heated, add Grand Marnier and cognac; ignite and carefully baste with flaming juice.

Serve with the vanilla ice cream.

The Cherries Jubilee recipe above is from Saul Kreig, Editor, The Spirit of Grand' Cuisine (New York: Macmillan, 1969) as republished in Agnes Edwards, "You, too, can cook 'gourmet'," The Miami News (Dec 5, 1969), 2-D.

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