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Feb 28, 2011 12:58 PM

What to do with Cream Sherry?

Bought it to use a small amount for a soup.

How does it differ from using regular sherry in recipes?

How do I best use up the rest of the bottle? Recipe ideas??

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  1. It is sweet. Use it in desserts e.g., trifle.

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    1. re: Joebob

      Agree. Soak pound cake or lady fingers with it and serve with whipped cream/mascarpone with berries.

    2. Mrs Harters just drinks it as her preferred aperitif.

      1. I add it to my shrimp scampi.

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        1. re: hto44

          And I use it for a quick mock newburg. I don't find it to be too sweet to cook with, and besides, I like a touch of sweetness in a newburg.

        2. Every once in a while I like to pour a little over a pan-fried burger, a minute or two before it finishes cooking.

          1. If you do any baking at all, try making a poppy seed cake. Cream sherry makes all the difference. Here's a recipe for ideas -->,196,15...

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            1. re: Cheese Boy

              Wow- I got this recipe in the 60's (sans poppy seeds and nuts) and have been making it ever since. The cream sherry gives the cake a nice crust- nobody ever believes it is a mix!

              1. re: Berheenia

                I use Fairbanks, an inexpensive California cream sherry . The flavor that results after baking is a surprising butterscotch flavor. It's amazingly good.