1 (16 ounce) can pitted dark sweet cherries
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup kirsch or cherry brandy
Vanilla ice cream
Drain cherries. Reserve syrup and add water to make 1 cup liquid. Blend sugar and cornstarch. Add syrup and cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in cherries. Put into a silver or heatproof bowl. Heat brandy. Ignite and pour or ladle over cherries mixture. Blend into sauce.
Serve over ice cream.
Makes 2 cups sauce.