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- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 orange, 1/2 zested and 1/2 peeled into thick strips
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound fresh cherries, pitted or 1 16-ounce bag frozen pitted cherries, defrosted
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream
Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once melted, add in brown sugar, orange zest and salt; stir to combine with butter. Add in cherries and cook 4-5 minutes, stirring the pan occasionally.
Carefully add in bourbon (from a measuring cup, not the bottle) and ignite it either with the flame from the stove or a grill lighter. Allow the flames to dissipate and turn off the burner.
Serve cherries over a scoop of vanilla ice cream with an orange peel to garnish.