If you’ve never flamed anything before, cherries jubilee is a great place to start. It’s simple to make, spectacular to serve and utterly delicious. I served this at my very first big dinner party in college, and still remember the thrill.
|4||cups||pitted bing cherries*|
|1/2||cup, plus 3 tablespoons||water, divided|
|1||quart||best-quality vanilla ice cream|
|*Substitute thawed, frozen cherries when fresh are out of season.|