This cherry pie recipe is one of those easy French desserts that are simply perfect for cherry season and absolutely amazing. A custard-like base and lots of cherries on top, sprinkled with powdered sugar, it’s best served warm as a dessert.
Makes about 6-8 servings
20 oz (600 g) fresh sweet cherries, stemmed and pitted
2 tbsp (30 g) butter, melted
1 cup (240 ml) milk
3/4 cup (100g) flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup (100 g) sugar
1/2 tsp almond extract (or 3 drops of almond essence)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1.Preheat the oven to 350F (180C). Grease a round 10 inch (26cm) baking dish with butter. Dust with about 2 tbsp of sugar.
2. Arrange the cherries in a single layer; set aside until you prepare the batter.
3. Mix eggs with remaining sugar and salt. Stir in flour. Add milk, vanilla extract, almond extract and mix well until well blended. Add melted butter and stir to combine. The result is similar to crepes mixture.
4. Pour the mixture over the cherries.
5. Bake for about 40-45 minutes until puffed and golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving. Serve warm or chilled.