Fresh Cherry Dessert Topping
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 cups fresh cherries, pitted
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup kirsch or cherry brandy
  • ½ teaspoon pure almond extract
  1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the cherries and sauté 5 minutes. Stir in the sugar and sauté 3 minutes more.
  2. Immediately remove from heat and add the brandy and extract. Mix well. Cool to room temperature, then use or refrigerate for later use.
Recipe by The Tennessee Magazine at