Updated: Apr 27, 2020
I found this recipe in my Grandmother cookbook, it took me a while to translate her handwriting and to figure out the ingredients and take a guess on the ones I could not make out. I did a few test bakes and here is my Grandmother's Recipe. It is a really simple desert to make and oh so good.
3 to 4 cups of pitted cherries
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
5 large eggs
1/3 cup raw sugar, plus a tablespoon
6 tablespoons unbleached flour
2 table spoons cherry brandy
1 table spoon butter
2 teaspoons real vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/3 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Place eggs in a bowl then under the stand mixer along with the 1/3 cup of the raw sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Reduce the speed to low add the flour, cream, vanilla, lemon zest, brandy, and salt. Once combined, remove from mixer and set aside.
Butter a 10-inch pie pan and then sprinkle the pan with the table spoon of raw sugar. Place the cherries evenly in pan. Pour in batter and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and the custard is set. Remove and serve warm with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.