Gratinated fresh cherries with rosemary and almond custard are divinely comforting. The fruitiness of cherries are especially amazing with custard, and the warmth of this dish is ideal for a chilly night in. Rich, sweet and delicious.
Gratinated fresh cherries with rosemary and almond custard
- 6 egg yolks
- 75g castor sugar
- 75g ground almonds
- 45ml (3 tbsp) kirsch
- 150ml fresh cream
- 5ml (1 tsp) vanilla extract
- 5ml (1 tsp) fresh chopped rosemary
- a pinch of salt
- 3 egg whites
- 90g castor sugar
- 400g pitted fresh cherries
Preheat the oven grill.
Place egg yolks, castor sugar, ground almonds and kirsch in a blender and blitz until smooth. Add fresh cream, vanilla extract, fresh chopped rosemary and a pinch of salt. Blend for a few seconds.
Whip egg whites to soft peak and slowly add castor sugar, while whisking, to make a meringue mixture.
Fold the egg yolk mixture into the meringue.
Place pitted fresh cherries in a shallow ovenproof dish or 6 individual gratin dishes and spoon over the custard. Grill until golden brown on top, 4 – 5 minutes. Serve immediately.