This supremely simple compote uses almost no seasoning—just a splash of red wine to subtly enhance the cherries’ natural flavor. Serve it in a pretty cup with a dollop of whipped cream, or use it as a topper for ice cream or pound cake.
|4||cups||pitted bing cherries*|
|~||best-quality vanilla ice cream|
|*Substitute 2 bags of thawed, frozen cherries when fresh are out of season.**Choose an economical drinking wine, not a “cooking wine.”