Cherries Jubilee


Preparation info

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Appears in

Two Fat Ladies: Gastronomic Adventures (with Motorbike and Sidecar)

Two Fat Ladies

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1996

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Bulgaria produces some first-rate tinned cherries if you can find them, or if they are in season you can use fresh ones stewed in syrup.


  • 450 g/1 lb tin stoned black cherries
  • grated rind of 1 lemon


Drain the cherries but reserve the juice. Mix the fruit with the lemon rind, caster sugar, cinnamon and liqueur and leave to steep until needed, at least 2 hours – the longer the better. Ice cream is served with these cherries, so buy or make the best vanilla you can.

When you are about to eat this pudding, blend the cornflour with the steeping juices from the cherries until quite smoot