Makes 8 servings

Flavor is what makes Bing cherries exceptional. If they have a flaw, it would be the pit. And if pitting cherries has kept you from using them in desserts like this lavish sundae, take heart. With a little help, it's an easier, speedier task than you might suppose.

Notes: If making sauce ahead, cool, cover, and chill up to a week. To use, stir over very low heat until smooth.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a 1 1/2- to 2-quart pan over lowest heat, combine chocolate, sugar, cream, kirsch, and vanilla; stir until smooth. Serve warm or hot; makes 1 cup.

Step 2

Scoop ice cream into bowls; top with cherries and pour sauce over fruit.

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