I have been looking for this recipe for a while. It is wonderful!!! Very nice presentation when sliced as the cherries are bright, and this is VERY good. Trust me!
I have been making a similar recipe for years, but found that brushing melted butter in the tins and over the tops of the bread circles make them crisp up nicely. Also, omitting the lemon juice and adding Marsala or sherry instead seems to complement the half and half. If you double the recipe, don't double the cayenne!