Maine Flaming Cranberry Jubilee

  • 2 cups whole fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 (8-oz.) jar plum jam
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 8 sugar cubes
  • 1 (1-oz.) bottle lemon extract or brandy
  • 1 quart (4 cups) vanilla ice cream

Simmer cranberries gently with jam on stovetop or in microwave, about 5 minutes; cool. (This mixture keeps for weeks in refrigerator in tightly covered container.) Just before serving, soak sugar cubes in lemon extract. Scoop 1/2 cup ice cream into each of 8 serving dishes. Top with cranberry sauce and soaked sugar cube. Light cubes with match; serve immediately. Flame will continue for several minutes.

(Serves 8)