Anyhoo, it was Valentine's Day and I had a jar of cherries in the cupboard, a packet of pastry in the fridge, some eggs from our very own chookies, and a packet of marzipan left over from Christmas. So I invented a cherry pie for the cherry-lovin' husband, and it was delicious.
1 sheet puff or shortcrust pastry
1 jar cherries, drained
1 tablespoon sugar
Line a pie dish with the pastry
Get your eager and willing kids to chop the marzipan in to small pieces and put that on to the pastry, along with the cherries.
Whisk together the eggs and cream and sugar and pour over the top.
Bake for about 25 minutes at 200 degrees C.
I should really have blind baked the pastry as it had a bit of a soggy bottom, but for a super quick and easy dessert, this was a winner. The marzipan kind of melts in to the egg and cream mix and forms a frangipane, but there are chewy little bits of caramelised marzipan on the top. Delish.
Almost as much of a winner as our bright pink new tablecloth which made it's debut for Valentines Day, much to the delight of the FlourGirl.