Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 12 in. tart pan or 2 quart baking dish.
Pit the cherries. Save the juice from the pits.
Mix together the milk, honey or sugar, cherry juice, eggs, vanilla and salt in a blender or mixer. Add the flour and blend until smooth.
Pour batter over the cherries and toss to coat the cherries well. Pour into baking dish.
Bake 45 min to 1 hour, until puffy and brown and a knife comes out clean. Sprinkle on optional topping. Clafouti will fall when cooling. Serve warm or room temperature.