Classic Cherries Jubilee recipe

Classic Cherries Jubilee

The Classic Cherries Jubilee is a simple yet elegant dessert that is sure to impress your guests. It is made by flambéing fresh cherries with brandy and serving it over vanilla ice cream.


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cherries, pitted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup of cherries with ice cream (1 serving per recipe)
  • Calories: 293
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 56mg
  • Sodium: 74mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 44g
  • Protein: 3g

Additional Notes:

When flambéing the cherries with brandy, be sure to keep a fire extinguisher nearby and remove the pan from the heat source before adding the brandy. Flambéing can be dangerous and should only be done by experienced cooks.

Cooking Time:

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes


This recipe makes 2 servings.


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the cherries, sugar, and water.
  2. Cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cherries are tender and the sauce has thickened.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the brandy. Carefully ignite the brandy with a long match or lighter (flambé).
  4. Once the flames have died down, spoon the cherries and sauce over 2 bowls of vanilla ice cream.





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