Burrata with Cherries in Wine

Start with warm cherries in a sweet-savory wine sauce. Drizzle over a cream-filled fresh mozzarella Burrata for Burrata with Cherries in Wine Sauce. Mmm!
Start with warm cherries in a sweet-savory wine sauce. Drizzle over a cream-filled fresh mozzarella Burrata for Burrata with Cherries in Wine Sauce. Mmm!

Valentine’s Day is coming. So, it’s time for a beautiful dessert. Red if possible. 

I’ve done cherries in red wine before and we loved it. But always as a canning recipe. And I wondered, could I do it more simply, as a standard (not canned) recipe?

Start with warm cherries in a sweet-savory wine sauce. Drizzle over a cream-filled fresh mozzarella Burrata for Burrata with Cherries in Wine Sauce. Mmm!

Burrata with Cherries in Red Wine Sauce

And would it work with an artificial sweetener for dieters? In the end, it was all possible. And so worth it.

Now of course, NO ONE would think a Valentine’s dessert needs to be healthy. But what if the dessert is so good you want to have it other days? Then, a little healthier is always good.

Burrata

Burrata

In this Burrata with Cherries in Wine Sauce, the cheese provides protein and calcium while the sauce delivers healthy fruit. The combo comes off as sweet, rich, creamy and slightly sophisticated. Pretty win-win as dessert goes.

And I won’t mention it’s healthier, if you don’t…

Start with warm cherries in a sweet-savory wine sauce. Drizzle over a cream-filled fresh mozzarella Burrata for Burrata with Cherries in Wine Sauce. Mmm!

Mmmm!

Burrata in Red Wine Sauce
Serves 4
Think warm cherries in a sweet-savory wine sauce. Drizzled over a cream-filled fresh mozzarella pillow for Burrata in Red Wine
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
340 calories
28 g
45 g
13 g
13 g
7 g
221 g
361 g
23 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
221g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340
Calories from Fat 113
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
20%
Saturated Fat 7g
37%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 45mg
15%
Sodium 361mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates 28g
9%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 23g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A
23%
Vitamin C
11%
Calcium
30%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. • 1 vanilla bean
  2. • 1 ½ cups red wine.
  3. • ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns
  4. • ¼ teaspoon fennel
  5. • 1 bay leaf
  6. • Cinnamon stick
  7. • 3 sprigs thyme
  8. • 1/3 cup sugar or sugar equivalent sweetener (or to taste)
  9. • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  10. • 28 pitted cherries, frozen okay (a generous cup)
  11. • ½ teaspoon cornstarch to thicken (optional)
  12. • 8 ounces Burrata balls (2 balls)
Instructions
  1. Cut vanilla bean in half lengthwise and strip out seeds. Add seeds and pod to a small saucepan with the wine and the other herbs. Cook on medium high until reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Strain out the spices.
  2. Return the spiced wine to the pot. Add cherries, zest and sugar (or sweetener, see note) then cook until cherries are tender and syrup is reduced a bit more, about 10 minutes. Adjust sugar if desired.
  3. Optionally, you can thicken the syrup by combining the cornstarch with a tablespoon of the wine syrup, then stirring back in and cooking to thicken.
  4. Cut the two burrata balls into quarters and place in two quarters each into four serving bowls. Top with warm cherries and syrup. Serve immediately
Notes
  1. If you use a sweetener containing erythritol be aware that there may be some crystals formed if the syrup cools. Simply reheat to dissolve them and be sure to serve warm.
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calories
340
fat
13g
protein
13g
carbs
28g
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21 thoughts on “Burrata with Cherries in Wine

  1. Audrey

    Oh my Inger. I love cherries so of course that excites me along with the red wine. But the spice combination sounds amazing! I never would have thought to do it on my own but it must add an incredible layer of flavor to balance with the sweet cherries and creamy cheese.

    1. Inger Post author

      You know this made me think how I try to do a combo of sweet, savory, creamy, crunchy for salads–and I may try to think that way more for dessert…

  2. David Scott Allen

    What a wonderful way to serve cheese for dessert! Mark’s favorite dessert is fruit and cheese, but I get bored just slapping them on a platter, as I enjoy the cooking! You have solved my problem! (My only other way was poached pears…)

    1. Inger Post author

      Ricotta would be a great sub for people who can’t get burrata. I think it’s nice to have a dessert that isn’t cloyingly sweet (though okay, I love that too) once in awhile.

      So nice to hear from you. Hope you’ve been well. The boys must be almost grown–I remember you were looking at colleges!

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