Grab some fresh cherries and make this cherries jubilee to serve over a bowl of vanilla ice cream, pound cake, or even to top your yogurt with it. This cherries jubilee recipe is one that you will want to make over and over again.
This is the perfect dessert for a hot summer night. I love the dark sweet cherries and the sweet sauce that is the perfect ending to a dinner party. The best part of all is this delicious dessert takes just 6 ingredients.
This Cherries Jubilee Cake Recipe Is…
- Classic Dessert
- Easy Dessert
- Gluten Free
- Can Use Frozen Cherries or Fresh Cherries
- You Don’t Have to Flambe The Jubilee
Sweet Cherries – I used canned pitted sweet cherries that were in a heavy sauce. I found this to work the best in the process of slow cooker cherries jubilee.
Dried Cherries – In the baked goods aisle you can look by the raisins to find the dried cherries.
Granulated Sugar – The granulated sugar is going to sweeten the jubilee even more.
Orange Juice – I used orange juice for this recipe. The citrus in the orange juice really helps give you that classic jubilee flavor.
Almond Extract – Some recipes use vanilla but I prefer the flavor of almond extract.
Cornstarch and Water – The cornstarch and water act as a slurry and will help to thicken the sauce of the cherries.
How to Make Cherries Jubilee
Full steps on how to make cherries jubilee in the crockpot are below. This is a quick walk-through on how it is made.
Step One: Add your canned cherries, dried cherries, sugar, orange juice, and almond extract into the crockpot.
Step Two: Next stir and cover and place on low for 4 hours.
Step Three: After it has cooked you will mix up the cornstarch and water together. Stir and then turn the setting to high. Continue to cook for 20-30 minutes. Once it has thickened it is ready.
Serve your cherry on top of ice cream, pound cake, angel food cake, and even top with whipped cream.
Variations and Tips For Recipe
- You can use fresh cherries or even frozen cherries if you would prefer to skip the canned cherries.
- Top with some orange zest to elevate the flavor even more.
- This recipe doesn’t have to be made with alcohol. If you want alcohol you can add in some brandy or rum. The cherry brandy flavors work so well together. Just add in the brandy once you are done cooking.
- If your syrup is a thin syrup you can always repeat the cornstarch and water slurry to thicken it even more.
- Instead of orange juice you can use apple juice instead.
- Serve the warm cherries how you would like for a tasty dessert of your choice. The cherry mixture is very versatile so enjoy any way you want.
Cherry Jubilee is best served warm. But if you have any leftovers you can store in the fridge for 4-5 days. Then eat the leftovers chilled or warm them up.
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Cherries Jubilee Crockpot Recipe
- 2 15 ounce cans of pitted sweet cherries in heavy syrup
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 4 tablespoons cornstarch
- 6 tablespoons water
- Place your canned cherries, dried cherries, granulated sugar, orange juice, and almond extract in crockpot.
- Stir and then cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
- In a small bowl mix the cold water and cornstarch together and stir into the cherries jubilee. Then switch it to high for another 30 minutes.
- Once the sauce is thickened, serve over brownies, pound cake, ice cream, etc.
- 1 Crockpot