How to make it

  • Heat cream to a scald.
  • Mix together egg yolks, whole eggs, vanilla and sugar in a large bowl.
  • Add cherries.
  • Slowly pour in scalded half and half or cream to egg and sugar mix, stir, stir, stir. This is a must!
  • Pour this mix into 4 well-greased ramekins or oven proof dishes.
  • Place the dishes in a large cake pan filled half-way with water. It is easier to fill pan with water in oven.. just don't splash into custards.
  • Bake, uncovered, in a 300 degree oven until set, or about 2 to 3 hours.
  • Remove from oven and let cool in the pan.
  • To serve, place a tablespoon of brown sugar on top of each custard and torch to caramelize.You can put them in a 500 degree broiler, close to the heating element, browned. The torch is much easier.
  • Remember the slower you cook your custards the better. If it is too hot, the resulting custard will look curdled. I have used white sugar on top and it was good too.
  • This takes time but really good.
  • Enjoy!

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    " It was excellent "
    shepherdrescue ate it and said...
    Love creme brulee and love cherries! I'm with your aunt on the heavy cream, but I'm NOT skinny! LOL!
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  • hollymayb 10 years ago
    Mmmmmm... never had this with cherries. I was just saying today that I can't wait for summer so that I can gorge on cherries!
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  • unswissmiss 10 years ago
    Looks great. I like how you put tips in the recipe.
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  • dandelion 10 years ago
    I have a pound of dried cherries. Do you think I could reconstitute and use them in this recipe?
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  • zena824 10 years ago
    Yummmmmm.... this sounds good....
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  • chefmeow 10 years ago
    Decadent. I love anything with cherries in it. Thanks for posting.
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