RECIPE

Cherries with Chocolate Pinot Noir Sauce

Serves: 6
Prep: 5 minutes
Cooks In: 5-10 minutes

Cherries with Chocolate Pinot Noir Sauce

Chocolate and cherries are a taste match made in heaven, that reminds me of Christmas too.

Cherries are such a treat, they grow really well in Central Otago in New Zealand and are absolutely delicious! This recipe puts a grown-up spin on this classic combination – with the addition of Pinot Noir, cinnamon, and star anise. Incredibly simple to make and a perfect way to end a special occasion dinner!!

Ingredients

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  • good quality dark eating chocolate 100g, broken into pieces (I used Whittaker's Dark Ghana)
  • pinot noir 1½ cups (I used Wild Earth Wines)
  • brown sugar 3 tablespoons
  • cinnamon stick 1, broken
  • star anise 2
  • fresh ripe cherries 1kg

Method

  1. Combine chocolate, red wine, brown sugar, cinnamon and star anise in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the chocolate has melted and the syrup is thick and smooth.

Serve cherries with a bowl of chocolate pinot noir sauce on the side to dip cherries in to.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Kilojoules
1005
Calories
237
Carbs
35.4 g
Sugar
33.5 g
Total Fat
5.0 g
Protein
2.5 g

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