Roasted cherries with chocolate dipping sauce

Roasting cherries enhances the natural sweetness and big flavour of the fruit. Paired with a decadent chocolate dipping sauce, this speedy dessert is a perfect after dinner treat.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5-10 minutes

Servings: 4 people

Preparation

1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Put the cherries on a baking tray and drizzle with the honey, kirsch (if using) and the oil. Toss to coat, then roast for around 5-10 mins, until the cherries are tender.

2. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate, cream, syrup and kirsch (if using) in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Pour into a serving bowl and serve with the roasted cherries for dipping.

Ingredients

400g cherries
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp kirsch (optional)
1 tsp groundnut oil

For the sauce:
100g dark chocolate
50ml double cream
1 tbsp golden syrup
2 tsp kirsch (optional)

Ingredients

400g cherries
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp kirsch (optional)
1 tsp groundnut oil

For the sauce:
100g dark chocolate
50ml double cream
1 tbsp golden syrup
2 tsp kirsch (optional)

Preparation

1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Put the cherries on a baking tray and drizzle with the honey, kirsch (if using) and the oil. Toss to coat, then roast for around 5-10 mins, until the cherries are tender.

2. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate, cream, syrup and kirsch (if using) in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Pour into a serving bowl and serve with the roasted cherries for dipping.