Cherries Jubilee

According to the internet, cherries jubilee was, "Invented by none other than Auguste Escoffier in honor of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897, Cherries Jubilee is made by making a sauce with cherries and liqueur (usually kirschwasser), flambéing it, and serving it over vanilla ice cream." After you complete these steps, light it on fire (mind your face), and serve over vanilla bean ice cream. This recipe, like Bananas Foster is a fun dish to serve for company because of the drama of eating something that has been just set on fire. My mom loved Bananas Foster and we would make it for New Year's Even growing up. This is a fun alternative for cherry lovers. Oregon brand canned cherries are quite good here.