1/2 cup canned cherry pie filling
½ cup pitted Rainer or bing cherries
3 Tablespoons Cognac or Kirsch (cherry brandy)
1 pint chocolate -chocolate chip ice cream
Toasted sliced almonds
Shaved high quality 60% dark chocolate (cooking tip- use a vegetable peeler to get longer shavings)
Melt preserves in heavy small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently. Mix in cinnamon and Cognac.
Scoop ice cream into bowls. Spoon sauce over.
Sprinkle with almonds and shaved chocolate