Heart Brownie with Dark Cherry Rum Jubilee

Saturday, February 11, 2012

2 squares( 1-oz each) unsweetened chocolate melted in microwave or over hot water
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon vanilla

Mix all ingredients together until well blended, around 50 strokes by hand. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes in 8x8 greased pan or pan of choice, heart if available.  Cool.

 Italian Cherry Rum Jubilee

2 cups Oregon Dark Sweet Sweet Pitted Cherries canned drained ( I used one can)
1/4 cup Dark Rum
2 tablespoons Amaretto

Add all ingredients in a container and chill overnight covered.

When ready to assemble your dessert:

Drain the cherries, with all juice into a small saucepan. In a small bowl add one tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with a little juice to make a paste. Add juice. Stir and cook till thickened around 3 or 4 minutes on medium heat.

 Place the cherries and juices in a chafing dish, stir and light to keep warm.

This will actually lite if you wish,  put a flame on it! 
To assemble:
 On a plate, arrange Amaretto cherries on top of the brownie pour some of the thickened juice on the brownie. You can serve this over cherry vanilla ice cream or whipped cream .

For more wonderful recipes using Oregon canned fruits please visit Erin @The Queen of Tarts Blog, again I want to thank  Erin and the Oregon canned fruit company for the fabulous samples. Thank you  for continuing to serve the freshness in a can fruits,  to make all our recipes possible when fresh fruits aren't available, they are all the highest of quality fruits that make fantastic substitutes.


  1. Love the idea of heart-shape brownie..perfect for the coming V-day! The Amaretto cherry topping looks terrific.

  2. What wonderful brownies! Chocolate and cherries are an amazing combination. I love this. Bye, have a great we

  3. Claudia this looks amazing! The heart shape is perfect for Valentine's Day :)

  4. Amaretto and cherry is such a delight, I love the cherries in this!! The brownie isn't shabby either :) I think I'll make this for my husband, he'll LOVE it!

  5. Chocolate and cherries and amaretto oh my! What a knock out combination. These ought to win a few hearts for Valentines.

  6. Wow my husband would be mad if I did this. He is a chocoholic!I might treat him this valentine!

  7. So romantic!Perfect for Valentine's day!xxx

  8. Be still my heart! Chocolates and cherries = love and goodness. Beautifully done.

  9. OMG-Claudia, you have no idea how much you inspired me with those incredible cherries, that our Publix actually carries. What an amazing idea, with the heart shaped brownies, and to keep them heated. The first thing I would do, is to ignite them, so they would give out their super amazing aroma, and for "show"...superb!
    Such a romantic dessert...so perfect for Valentine's:DDD

  10. This look delicious! Thanks for adding me on food buzz! =)

  11. Wow what a decadent and delicious Valentines treat!
    Mary x

  12. What a cute idea for a Valentine's treat!!

  13. All these goodies with that Oregon fruit. I am about ready to go buy several cans after seeing all your recent posts. This one really sings out Valentine's to me. I so wish you had a bakery around here-I would surely stop in for this and bring some friends along once for all to enjoy and then again with my hubby for just us two to enjoy together! That would make for a very delicious way to enjoy Valentine's. Great post Claudia!

  14. I just did a comment here, but am wondering if you got it or I was too fast and pressing enter. Anyhow, to sum it up, I like this so much I wish you had a bakery here. I would spend Valentine's day there twice, one with my friends and one with just the hubby. It would be such a delicious way to spend that special day. Awesome creation-I am ready to buy some Oregon fruit now too!

  15. Now this is Valentine's at its best. You just can't beat the combination of chocolate and cherries. I hope you and your husband have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  16. This dessert looks great! I would love it if you linked up this recipe to my blog hop for a chance to win a cookbook prize package: http://bit.ly/wJSl1h

  17. Claudia,
    Your brownie sounds so good with dark rum Cherry Sauce. My hubby likes dark rum, so this would be perfect for next year. I already made a brownie heart with dark chocolate ganache, but cherries will be next!

    Have a Happy Valentine's Day!!!

  18. NOM NOM NOM!

    I LOVE cherries.

    AND chocolate!?! *faints*

  19. The brownie looks amazing, but that sauce! That is to die for!

  20. I have to say, a rum brownie sounds delicious! :) looks very scrumptious, and very Valentine's Day appropriate!

  21. Gorgeous! Nothing better than chocolate and cherries together!

  22. Oh goodness does this ever look decedent!


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