Waffle Tower with Cherry Compote
For the cherry compote: Rinse the cherries and remove the stems. Set a handful of cherries aside then combine the remaining cherries with the lemon zest, cinnamon, 2 tablespoons sugar and the cherry juice in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook over low heat for 5 minutes.
Stir the pudding mix with a little water until smooth, add to the cherries and cook until thickened. Remove the cherries from the heat and let cool.
For the waffles: Mix the melted butter, salt, eggs, milk, flour, baking powder, and remaining sugar until smooth and cook 8 waffles in a waffle iron until golden brown on both sides. Let cool on a wire rack.
For the whipped cream: Whip the cream until stiff with a little powdered sugar then transfer to a piping bag.
Arrange 1/4 of the waffles on serving plates and top with the whipped cream and cherry compote. Repeat the layering with the remaining waffles, whipped cream and cherry compote.
Top with the reserved cherries and serve immediately.