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Directions for: Brandied Cherry Trifle

Ingredients

Brandied Cherries

4 cup (1 L) pitted whole cherries

½ cup (125 mL) granulated sugar

¼ cup (60 mL) brandy

¼ cup (60 mL) water

1 whole vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped from pod

1 pinch salt

Lemon Sabayon

6 large egg yolks

1 cup (250 mL) Marsala, or other dessert wine

⅓ cup (75 mL) granulated sugar

2 Tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice

Directions

Brandied Cherries

1. In a medium saucepan set over high heat, add all ingredients and bring to a boil.

2. Reduce temperature to medium-low and cook until cherries are tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Lemon Sabayon

1. In a stainless steel bowl, whisk together yolks, wine and sugar, set over saucepan of water and, whisking continuously, cook to a whipped cream consistency.

2. Whisk in lemon juice and continue cooking, whisking continuously, until mixture is thick, foamy, and has tripled in volume. Remove sabayon from heat and serve immediately.

3. To Plate: In each of 4 stemmed wine glasses, layer cubed pound cake, brandied cherries and sabayon, top with whipped cream and a cherry and serve immediately.

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