Manhattan-Style Cherries Jubilee

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 1:42 PM, May 17, 2016

Rachael Ray Show

Aired May 16, 2016

Serves 4

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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.