12ozbag frozen pitted tart red or dark sweet cherries
3tbsplight brown sugar, packed
3tbspbourbon(such as Maker's Mark)
Pinch of kosher salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
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.
To store: 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.