Approx 20 oz fresh sweet cherries, pitted (enough to fill the bottom of a deep 9.5 - 10" round pie dish), 2 Tbs melted butter, 4 eggs, 1/4 cup Half & Half, 1/4 cup water, 3/4 cup flour, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp almond extract , 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, powdered sugar (optional for dusting).
Preheat oven @ 350 degrees. Grease pie dish liberally with butter and sprinkle bottom with 2 Tbs of sugar. Arrange pitted cherries in a single layer on top of sugared bottom of pie dish and set aside.
In a blender place 4 eggs and blend for about 30 seconds so eggs are light and fluffy, add remaining sugar and salt and blend 20 seconds, add flour, both extracts and blend smooth (approx 1 minute), add 2 Tbs melted butter and blend another 20 seconds. Batter will be thin. Pour over top of cherries in pie dish and bake for 45 minutes until puffed and golden brown. Cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired. Can service warm or chilled.