Cherries Jubilee Recipe

This easy-to-make classic Cherries Jubilee recipe is a very simple and impressive ice cream dessert to serve your guests.  Using Cherry Pie Filling makes this recipe so easy to make!  Everyone loves this dessert.  This dish was a popular restaurant dessert during the 1930s to 1960s  because this dessert was prepared in a chafing dish at table side at elegant restaurants for a great presentation.

It is easy to flambe!  Learn how to flambe.  The term flambé [flahm-BAY] is a French word meaning “flaming” or “flamed.”  Flambé means to ignite foods that have liquor or liqueur added.  This is done for a dramatic effect and to develop a rich flavor of the liqueur to the foods without adding the alcohol.  Impress your family and friends by serving a flambé dish.
Cherries Jubilee is a dessert that was created by August Escoffier, in 1887, in honor of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

Cherries Jubilee served in large martini glass

Learn how easy it is to Flambe and also check out more Cherry Recipes.

Please check out my Lamb Roast with Port Wine Sauce dinner menu and Prime Rib Dinner menu which includes this very easy-to-make Cherries Jubilee.

Cherries Jubilee Recipe:
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Cherries Jubilee Recipe
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
  • 1 (16-ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • Good-quality vanilla ice cream, such as French Vanilla
  • Almonds
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat the cherries.

  2. In another small saucepan, heat brandy (it won't flame unless it is heated).

  3. Spoon ice cream into goblets and spoon heated cherries over ice cream.  Pour the heated brandy over the warm cherries and ignite.  Please read and learn how easy it is to safely Flambe.

  4. Sprinkle with sliced almonds and serve.

  5. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Favorite Flambe Recipes:
Brennan’s Banana Foster
Crepes Suzette
Flaming Bananas
Steak Diane


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