Recipe: Cherry Clafoutis

July 9, 2021


If flan and custard had a baby, it would be a clafoutis. Clafoutis is a baked French dessert, traditionally with black cherries, covered with a thick flan-like batter. It is usually served warm or at room temperature dusted with powdered sugar. When I first came across this dish, my immediate thought was, "Wow that looks amazing but it looks complicated to make." I sure was wrong! Clafoutis is super easy to make with simple ingredients and the baking time is only 35 minutes. If anything, the only time consuming part of this recipe is removing the pits from the cherries...

- 1 and 1/2 cup cherries (halved and pits removed)
- 2 tbsp butter (melted)
- 4 eggs 
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp almond extract
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350F 
2. Cut cherries in halves and remove the pits. Set aside.
3. Grease a 9" round baking dish with the melted butter and spread the cherries evenly in the dish.
4. Blend the eggs, milk, granulated sugar, almond extract, flour and salt in a blender until smooth. No need to worry about over-mixing the gluten here, you want the batter to be really well incorporated.
5. Pour batter over the cherries.
6. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes.
7. Let cool for 10 minutes before dusting with powdered sugar.
8. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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