Recipes and Cooking Brownies with Brandied Cherries 5.0 (2) Simmer brandy, cherries and sugar to create a simple homemade sauce that makes these decadent chocolate brownies restaurant-worthy. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on September 1, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 25 mins Bake Time: 25 mins Cool Time: 45 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 35 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ⅔ cup sugar ½ cup brandy 1 cup fresh sweet cherries, stemmed, pitted, and halved Unsweetened cocoa powder ½ cup butter 1 cup sugar ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon salt 2 eggs ⅓ cup all-purpose flour Vanilla gelato or vanilla ice cream (optional) Directions For brandied cherries, in a small saucepan combine the 2/3 cup sugar and the brandy. Bring to boiling; add cherries. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 3 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease an 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Line pan with foil, leaving about 1 inch of the foil extending over the edges of the pan. Grease the foil; sprinkle with cocoa powder. In a small saucepan melt butter over low heat. Transfer melted butter to a medium bowl. Add the 1 cup sugar, the 3/4 cup cocoa powder, the vanilla, and salt. Using a wooden spoon stir until cocoa powder is completely incorporated. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon just until combined. Add flour; stir just until combined. Spread batter evenly in the prepared pan. Bake about 25 minutes or until edges start to pull away from sides of pan. Cool brownies for 45 minutes (they will still be slightly warm). Use foil to lift uncut brownies from pan. Cut warm brownies into 16 squares. Place 1 brownie square in each of 4 shallow dessert dishes. Top with brandied cherries. If desired, serve with gelato. Let remaining brownies cool completely. Store cooled brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 379 Calories 7g Fat 66g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 379 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 39mg 13% Sodium 134mg 6% Total Carbohydrate 66g 24% Total Sugars 60g Protein 2g Vitamin C 3.5mg 18% Calcium 20.2mg 2% Iron 1.1mg 6% Potassium 216mg 5% Folate, total 12.1mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.