Cherries in Wine

Cherries In Red Wine, With White Chocolate Sauce

This vibrant cherry dessert is really easy to make. It’s juicy, creamy, cool, hot, pretty and delicious.



Ingredients, to serve 4:

  • 500g fresh cherries, stoned. Leave some whole, still attached to their stalks, for garnishing. Any type of cherries will work, but black cherries will be extra succulent.
  • 1 bottle medium bodied red wine
  • 4 tbsp white sugar
  • 100g good quality white chocolate
  • 35ml double cream


What to do:

  • Boil the wine and sugar together until reduced by half.
  • Add the cherries, including those for garnishing, and continue to cook for about 3 minutes, until the cut up cherries are soft but not falling apart.
  • In a separate pan, heat the chocolate and cream together, stirring frequently, until the chocolate is totally melted and mixed in.
  • The cherries can be served hot or cool. The hot sauce with room temperature cherries work well. Don’t pour the chocolate sauce onto the cherries until the last minute.
  • Garnish with the whole, cooked cherries, and accompany by a dessert wine which is not too sweet.