Soaked Cherries with Lavender

This over-the-top dessert consists of cooked cherries and lavender buds spooned over crusty bread. Garnish with lavender blossoms before serving.

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Makes:
4 servings
Prep:
15 mins
Cook:
15 mins
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Soaked Cherries with Lavender

Ingredients
1/2
cup cranberry juice
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon finely snipped fresh lavender buds or 1/4 tsp. dried lavender buds, crushed
1 1/2
pounds fresh dark and/or light sweet cherries, pitted or 1-1/4 lb. (20 oz.) frozen pitted dark sweet cherries
4
thick slices country bread
2
tablespoons butter, softened
 
Lavender blossoms (optional)
 
Almonds or pecans, toasted (optional)

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan combine cranberry juice, brown sugar, and lavender. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add cherries; stir. Bring to boiling, reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.*
  2. Lightly grill or toast the bread; spread with butter. Place the bread in 4 dessert bowls. Spoon cherries and juices over the bread. Sprinkle with lavender blossoms and almonds. Serve warm. Makes 4 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

*Test Kitchen Tip:

For a thicker syrup, remove the cherries with a slotted spoon. Boil gently, uncovered, to the consistency you wish. Return cherries to syrup.

Nutrition Facts

(Soaked Cherries with Lavender)
    Per serving:
  • 391 kcal cal.,
  • 8 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 2 g monounsatured fat),
  • 15 mg chol.,
  • 397 mg sodium,
  • 75 g carb.,
  • 5 g fiber,
  • 40 g sugar,
  • 7 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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