Kirschwasser Dessert Recipes

Kirschwasser, the distilled brandy of morello cherries, flavors classics like black forest cake, cherry clafouti, chocolate mousse, and fondue.

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Jenny's Black Forest Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 277
This recipe is from a friend of my mother's. She used it for catering and has won the hearts of most who've tasted it. I've had to share this recipe with everyone who's been to one of my parties. Serve with whipped cream if desired.
By REB_99

Raspberry Streusel Tart

Rating: 5 stars 8
Cover any leftover tart (if any) lightly with an aluminum foil tent. Refrigerate for up to 2 days. Kirschwasser is a cherry-flavored liqueur. Instead of kirschwasser try using framboise, a raspberry-flavored liqueur. Currant or seedless raspberry preserves may be used in place of apricot preserves.

Very Berry Cheesecake

Rating: 4.5 stars 69
Juicy berries delight, both on top and inside this creamy cheesecake!

Totally Groovy Chocolate Fondue

Rating: 4.5 stars 99
Take a trip back to the '70s with this totally awesome chocolate fondue. It is simply prepared in a fondue pot and served with your favorite fruits or snack foods -- fresh sliced strawberries, bananas, Granny Smith apples, oranges, pineapple, and even pretzels.

Honeysuckle Pineapple

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
Pineapple wedges marinated in honey, brandy and lemon juice and grilled. A hot, sweet island-flavor treat! This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.
By Robyn Webb

Cheesecake Dessert

Rating: 4 stars 20
an easy but elegant dessert recipe that can be changed by using different flavor cake mixes according to your preference. Serve cake with raspberry puree and whipped topping.

Black Forest Cake II

Rating: 4.5 stars 183
Wonderful chocolate layer cake which is soaked in Kirsch liqueur, with cherry filling.
By Allrecipes Member

Creamiest Chocolate Mousse

Rating: 4 stars 78
This is one of the best chocolate mousses I've ever tried. It's so creamy (o.k. probably extremely fattening but holiday calories never count, do they?)I personally make the mousse without any alcohol added. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings for an extra special effect.

Italian Tiramisu

Rating: 4.5 stars 40
Tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert.

Easy Cheese Cake

Rating: 4 stars 22
An easy no-bake cheesecake using powdered whipped topping and flavored with cherry brandy. Decorate with chocolate syrup and fresh fruit slices, or just serve on its own.

Cherry Clafouti

Rating: 3.5 stars 18
An original French dessert recipe of my grandmother's, tweaked a bit to be lower in fat! It's best made with fresh fruit and is delicious with a dollop of lite whipped topping.

Ultimate Black Forest Cake

Rating: 4 stars 1
Very delicious and easy to make. Garnish with chocolate curls made by using a cheese grater on semisweet chocolate.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chrabeli (Swiss Anise Crescent Cookies)
Rating: Unrated 2
Chrabeli are delicious Swiss anise crescent cookies. Beware if you're looking for a quick recipe--these must rest for several weeks before they are ready to be eaten.
Cherry Cordial Cookies
Rating: Unrated 8
My family begs for these treats every year! The holidays just wouldn't be the same without them.