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Cherries Jubilee

  • Yield: 4


  • 1 (15-ounce can) dark sweet cherries
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon chopped orange zest
  • One-fourth cup rum
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream


  • Drain the cherries, reserving the juice in a bowl. Mix the cornstarch into the cherry juice and heat in a skillet. Add the orange zest and cherries. Heat the rum in microwave for approximately 10 seconds, or in a small pan on top of the stove until warm. Add the rum to the cherry mixture and ignite with a match. Be very careful with this! Place one-half cup of ice cream in each of four bowls and spoon cherries over it.