Virgin Cherries Jubilee

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Fruit is nature’s candy.  And when you’re dying for something sweet, it’s what your body is really asking you for- so having it for dessert is only logical!

I anticipate cherry season all year, because there is nothing quite like sitting in the sunshine with a bowl of the little red gems to work on.  But thanks to freezers, I enjoy this virgin cherries jubilee year round.  Sweet enough to satisfy a dessert craving, and wholesome enough to have for breakfast.

Makes 2 servings

Virgin Cherries Jubilee


  • 2 cups of sweet cherries, pitted (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • juice of half an orange, plus zest
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1.5 tsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • dash of cloves
  • dash of salt

Add all ingredients to a small saucepan.  Bring to medium-high heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  You know you’re done when the majority of the liquid has been reduced and you are left with a thick sauce.  Serve with a dollop of crème fraiche or yogurt, or use to top your morning oatmeal.

Added Bonus: your house will smell amazing for the rest of the evening.  Enjoy!







5 responses to “Virgin Cherries Jubilee”

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