Cherry Wine Delight

by Danielle Walk, Sedalia, Missouri Second Place, Missouri State Fair 2013 Just Desserts Contest Cake Ingredients 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1 (2-layer size) white cake mix 3-ounce package cherry gelatin 1/2 cup vegetable oil 3/4 cup St. James Winery Cherry Wine 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 cup cherry preserves Glaze Ingredients 1 cup powdered sugar…

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Cherry Chip Cheeseball

Ingredients 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup St. James Winery Cherry Wine 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar 1/4 cup maraschino cherries, drained and chopped 1 cup mini chocolate chips Instructions Pour the wine in a small mixing bowl, then add the cherries, allowing them to marinate for a couple…

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Cherry Limeade

Ingredients 1 ounce vodka 2 ounces St. James Winery Cherry Wine 2 ounces fresh limeade Instructions Fill a tall glass with ice. Add vodka, cherry wine, and limade. Garnish with mint. Quick Notes Enjoy this drink by the pitcher! Use 12 ounces wine, 12 ounces limeade, and 6 ounces vodka, then float several sprigs of…

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Cherry Stinger

Ingredients 2 ounces St. James Winery Cherry Wine 2 ounces honey whiskey Instructions Mix the ingredients in a brandy snifter. Warm with your hands and enjoy! Variation If you’d like this drink cold, serve on the rocks with a splash of sparkling water.…

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Brie and Cherry Puff

Ingredients 1/4 cup St. James Winery Cherry Wine 1/3 cup dried cherries 1 (8-ounce) roll puff pastry, thawed 1 egg 1 tablespoon water 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1/4 cup honey 1 round Brie Instructions Heat oven to 400°F. Place wine in a glass measuring cup and microwave for 1 minute to warm, then add cherries…

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Dark Cherry and Cranberry Compote

Ingredients 1/2 cup St. James Winery Velvet Red Wine 1-1/2 cups fresh cranberries 2 three-inch strips lemon rind 1 (16-ounce) bag frozen pitted dark sweet cherries 2/3 cup sugar 3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Instructions Combine the first four ingredients in a large saucepan over medium heat: cook 10 minutes or until fruit is soft,…

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