I love fresh cherry season.
Pitting fresh cherries is another issue entirely. My mother has an amazing cherry pitter which I kinda wish I had… hmmm… liberated… when I moved out but alas I didn’t. (Oh hi Mom!) I think the tedium of pitting cherries is why, for all I love them, I rarely make cherry pies, or cherry filled cookies, or other delicious cherry baked goods. However I made an exception this time.
And it was so worth it.
This is a delicious tart, but not too tart, cherry spread that is begging to be put on fresh baked biscuits or bread.