For all my list-making, Saturday had a surprise waiting for me. Early in the morning, DH walked out to the shed to find something and spied a red cherry on the drive, quite a ways from our "orchard." He came back in with the news that the cherries were ripe. If I were Martha Stewart, "watch for ripe cherries" would have been on my list and one of my minions would have picked them. However, I'm not Martha. So, I grabbed a bowl, found some shoes, and heading out the door to our cherry trees. We have one mature tree and two just-planted-this-Spring trees. All three had cherries! I came back into the house with a bit over two quarts of harvested cherries. It is nice to get some before the birds get the majority of the fruit.
I pitted the cherries and contemplated what to make with them. I love a pie but I think that will have to wait a week or two until my nephews arrive to help eat it. Then I ran across this recipe and decided it would be perfect for Sunday's breakfast.
The Cherry Clafoutis was very good. I had not made it before, and, frankly, I've never made a custard before either, but this was very simple. I used two cups of pitted cherries in place of the plums referenced in the recipe I linked to. Otherwise, I followed the instructions exactly. (I skipped the rum.) I used pitted cherries. I don't care if the pits do add flavor, I like my teeth!
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