Monday, January 24, 2011

Brandied Cherry-Orange Compote

This is one of those happy accidents that comes from having stuff on hand, playing around with it, and surprisingly making something good out of a bout of sheer curiosity.

Brandied Cherry-Orange Compote

1 cup brandy
1 cup cherries, pitted and quartered
juice from one orange and zest
1/3 cup cane sugar
1 pinch of sea salt

Soak the cherries in the brandy for at least 2 days in the fridge. Add this to a saucepan along with the sugar, the orange's juice, sugar, and salt. Heat it on medium for 20 minutes or so until reduced. Cool and then blend it to a smooth consistency. Keep for up to a week in the fridge and have it on your morning toast or with ricotta French toast sandwiches...or do as we did and immediately pour it into a chocolate-cherry tart with orange zest.


Bianca said...

Oooh, yum!! BTW, also love the last post about vegan PB cups. My friend Steph made me a bunch for Xmas and they have changed my life.

Mouse said...

I love happy accidents. This looks awesome! =)

glorious sandwiches said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh. I get so excited about your posts! And I love the span of food your blog covers!

The Chubby Vegetarian said...

I love new commenters. Thanks y'all!

La Nouvelle Observatrice said...

Your stuff is simply delish!

Unknown said...

Looks like a fun time. I love when accidents work out so well.

Anonymous said...

Very yummy, just made it today. I will for sure try another one tommorow.