Bourbon Roasted Cherries- this simple fruit compote is perfect over ice cream, cake, or even oatmeal! Works beautifully with frozen fruit and keeps in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
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Bourbon Roasted Cherries

These Bourbon Roasted Cherries take only a few simple ingredients to make a sinfully delicious treat. Spoon over ice cream, cheesecake, oatmeal or just enjoy with a spoon! Serve at room temperature or warmed, these drunken cherries will keep in the refrigerator for two weeks.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword roasted cherries
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 117kcal
Author ©Emily Grace | Grace and Good Eats

Ingredients

  • 12 oz bag frozen pitted tart red or dark sweet cherries
  • 3 tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp bourbon such as Maker's Mark
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Stir together cherries, brown sugar, bourbon, ginger, and salt in a small roasting pan or baking dish.
  • Roast for 25 minutes (stirring occasionally) or until the mixture smells very fragrant and cherries have released a lot of liquid.
  • Once the cherries have roasted, stir in the vanilla and let cool.

Notes

Transfer to a clean jar and refrigerate for up to two weeks. Serve at room temperature or warmed gently in a saucepan over low heat.
Tip: I went heavy-handed on the bourbon and scant with the ginger. Cinnamon would also be wonderful but don't skimp the vanilla.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.4mg