Around My French Table, Dorie explains that it is traditional to leave the pits in the cherries so they keep their flavor. You do have to give a disclaimer though so no one breaks their teeth...or brackets on their braces. Let's just say getting the pits from mouths to the plate was not terribly graceful. At our table it very well could have turned into a pit spitting contest.
This egg custardy dessert came together very easily. I buttered the pie plate, placed the cherries on the bottom, and poured over the rest of the ingredients. I think I had to bake this a few minutes longer than indicated but that was ok.
Munchkin said she would have liked it without the pits in the cherries. Little Man didn't eat the cherries. Mom and I both liked our pieces a lot!
LYL on French Fridays with Dorie.
Next week: Swordfish with frilly herb salad.