Recipe Redux: Amaretto Dessert Cherries

by Robin on June 21, 2012

in recipes

We’re kicking this Redux Birthday celebration up a notch with just 3 simple ingredients,

all  while taking full advantage of cherry season. Our inspiration came from  Formal Fringe. Adding dark chocolate, eliminating the oil and using less white chocolate makes them a touch healthier and sacrifices NO flavor whatsover.

Let this “small bite” be proof that you CAN indulge without the bulge. Cheers!


20 fresh, unpitted cherries (washed)
½ bar of dark chocolate and ½ bar white chocolate
Approximately 3 cups of amaretto

Place cherries into a medium size bowl. Pour amaretto over cherries so that each cherry is submerged. Cover and place in fridge for 24 hours. Strain and pat down cherries until dry.

Melt chocolate in a double broiler over medium heat until chocolate is smooth and shiny.

Create homemade piping bags by spooning the dark and white melted chocolate into 2 separate ziploc bags, and squeeze out all of the air in the bag before closing. With scissors, snip ONE corner of each bag and push the chocolate toward that corner. Twist the top of the bag to create  the piping ability.

Drizzle chocolate by gently squeezing chocolate over cherries and place on wax paper to dry.


Special thanks to Robinsbite intern Leah Wakefield for her can do attitude in creating, testing and modifying this recipe!  



{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Danielle Omar - Food Confidence RD June 21, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Love the simplicity. So easy and very elegant. :)


Janel June 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Love anything with white chocolate. this would make a great party food!


EA- The Spicy RD June 22, 2012 at 12:55 am

These sound divine! I will make a batch with amaretto for myself ( and MAYBE to share with my husband) and another batch for my daughter who loves cherries and chocolate, but sans the amaretto :-)


Elizabeth Jarrard June 22, 2012 at 7:05 am



Cupcakes&KaleChips June 22, 2012 at 12:07 pm

So cute and delicious and simple!


Ashley Oswald June 22, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Hi! My name is Ashley and I’m interning with the Meal Makeover Moms this week. These little treats look like they’d be perfect for a fourth of July barbecue!


Leah Wakefield June 23, 2012 at 10:05 am

They would be the perfect addition to a party or bbq! Simple and yummy, and the amaretto complements the chocolate really well!


Serena June 25, 2012 at 10:32 pm

What a fabulous, simple idea…been wondering what to do w/ the bottle of ameretto in my cabinet! And cherry season is in full swing. Perfection! Thanks for celebrating our birthday party! (: So great to have you!!


Molly Jones June 28, 2012 at 7:20 pm

These look delicious! This is such a great summer dessert, thanks for sharing!!

Molly Jones
Intern for ReganMillerJones, Inc.


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