150ml cherry brandy
40 ripe cherries
225g puff pastry, ready made
82g ground almonds
42g plain flour
To make the frangipane mix put the sugar and butter in a bowl and cream with an electric mixer. Add the eggs, then the flour and almonds.
Stone the cherries and place in a dish.
Bring the cherry brandy up to the boil, reduce to a thick syrup and pour over the cherries.
Roll the pastry to a circle the same size as the top of the dish, spread a thin layer of the frangipane mix onto the pastry and place on top of the fruit, tucking the edges down around the edges so that when cooked it forms a rim to contain the fruit.
Make 4 small steam holes.
Transfer to a pre-heated oven (200 oC) and bake on the top shelf for 15 – 20 mins until the pastry is well risen and golden brown.
Allow to rest for 5 mins before loosening around the edge with a knife.
Invert on to a wide shallow plate.
Serve warm with a Vanilla Creme Anglaise.Share and Enjoy: