Cherries Jubilee


How to make Cherries Jubilee from Dealing with Dragons |

Name: Cherries Jubilee

Inspired by: Dealing with Dragons

Serving Size: serves 4 humans

Secret Ingredient: your favorite magical flavoring (such as pure vanilla extract or crème de banane)

"I make cherries jubillee and I volunteer for dragons, and I conjugate Latin verbs-- or at least I would if anyone would let me. So there!" - Cimorene

Chef's Note

If you're cooking for dragons, you may need to double the serving size a few hundred times and serve in buckets.


Making the Cherries Jubilee

You will need:

  • 1 pound of fresh cherries
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon flavoring (e.g., vanilla extract)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream per dish


  1. Wash cherries and remove stems and pits. (You can use a knife to slice the cherries down the middle, and then scoop out the exposed pits.)
  2. In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add cherries.
  3. Heat until the cherries soften and release juices (about 5 minutes).
  4. Stir in the sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Sprinkle flour over cherry mixture (to avoid lumps) and stir well to combine.
  5. Add magical flavoring. Optional: if you're using liqueur as your flavoring, ask your dragon to flame the pan (or do it yourself) to burn off the alcohol.
  6. Continue to cook until mixture has thickened (and flame has extinguished).
  7. Remove from heat and serve warm with ice cream.