Bing Cherry Compote

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Stars Desserts

By Emily Luchetti

Published 1993

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  • 8 cups Bing cherries, stemmed and pitted
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • 3 tablespoons Simple Syrup
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 ounces (¾ stick) sweet butter


To make the bing cherry compote

Put the cherries in a large sauté pan with the brandy, simple syrup, and salt. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes until the cherries are soft but still retain their shape.

Stir in the butter. Remove the cherries from the heat and let them cool until they are just warm.

To serve, fill each vacherin one-half full with the brandy cream and spoon the cherry compote in and around the vacherin.