Dark Chocolate & Drunken Cherry Trifle – a perfectly romantic dessert for your Valentine!

Spiked Cherry & Chocolate Trifle (serves 6)

Ingredients:

One, store bought, chocolate pudding cake

One can whipped cream

2/3 cup Toasted almonds (optional)

4 cups fresh cherries

1/2 cup water

Zest of 1/2 lemon

2 T brown sugar

1 T lemon juice

4 T sugar

6 T brandy

Drunken Cherries (makes 3 cups)

– great on yogurt or ice cream too!

Use a cherry pitter to remove seeds from cherries.  Combine all ingredients and simmer until cherries are soft but not falling apart.  This should take approximately 15 minutes.  Cool and keep in fridge until ready to use!  Should keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.  Can be frozen.

Assembly:

In a wine or martini glass layer cake, cherries liquid, whipped cream and almonds.  Do again.  Top with almonds and chocolate shavings.

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