It’s quick to whip together, cooks in a short time as well, and it will be the hit of the party. Traditionally its prepared with cherries, but it can be easily replaced with strawberries, raspberries or any diced plums or nectarines. The traditional recipe calls for pitted cherries, as they enhance the flavor, but since we were serving this as a dessert for New Year’s dinner, we decided that the cherries without the pits would be safer.
You can serve this custard warm just out of the oven, or reheated if you made it ahead of time. If you wish, you can sprinkle powdered sugar just before serving.