Venango County Recipe of the Day: Cherries Jubilee

| February 12, 2024

Venango County Recipe of the Day: Cherries Jubilee – Sponsored by Top Tier Federal Credit Union.

Made with sweet or tart cherries and doused in brandy, cherries jubilee will be a flaming success!


1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
1/4 cup orange juice
4 cups fresh dark sweet cherries, pitted or frozen pitted tart cherries, thawed
1/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/3 cup cherry brandy
1/4 teaspoon cherry extract, optional
Vanilla ice cream or sliced pound cake


1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir water and orange juice into the cornstarch mixture until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes.

2. Stir in cherries and zest. Cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low; stir in brandy and extract, coating evenly. Carefully ignite.

3. Leaving pan on the cooking surface, gently shake the pan back and forth until flames are completely extinguished. Immediately serve over ice cream or pound cake.

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