Thursday, August 27, 2015

Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis Recipe

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6
Traditional clafoutis is made with cherries that still have their pits. The pits give some almond flavor to the dish. But prepared that way can be a little more difficult to eat, so in this recipe we've pitted the cherries first. You can leave them in if you want.
Note that the texture of clafoutis is like a sturdy custard, so if it feels a little rubbery, that's just how it's supposed to be.


  • 2 cups of fresh sweet cherries, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons of blanched slivered almonds
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of milk (2% or whole milk)
  • 3/4 teaspoon of almond extract (can sub 2 teaspoons of Amaretto)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter and lightly flour a 9X9 or 10X7 baking dish. Scatter the cherries and slivered almonds over the bottom of the dish.
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2 Whisk the eggs and sugars together until smooth. Whisk in the salt and flour until smooth.
3 Add the milk, almond extract, and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth. Pour into the baking dish over the cherries and slivered almonds.
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4 Bake for 35-45 minutes or until lightly browned and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Check about halfway through the baking and if the top is getting well browned tent it loosely with aluminum foil.
When you pull it put of the oven it will wiggle a bit which is normal. Place on a wire rack to cool. The clafoutis will have puffed up quite a bit and will deflate while cooling. When cool dust the clafoutis with powdered sugar. Serve.
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Blender Cherry Clafoutis

Why, it’s clafoutis!
A traditional French dessert that’s a cross between a dutch baby (eggy pancake) and a cake. Plus, it’s fun to say and even more fun to eat. Bring it to a fancy schmancy dinner party to impress moms and cute boys alike. It puffs up all pretty in the oven and once out, sinks a bit in the middle, kinda like a delicious cherry flavored souffle. It’s yummy.
Oh, and wear your favorite apron while baking. Preferably striped. And preferably in heels.
Blender Clafoutis
adapted from Gourmet
serves 6-8
1 lb cherries, pitted
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup milk (I used almond milk)
4 T melted butter
1 vanilla bean, scraped
4 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/4th tsp salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Spray a nine inch square pan with cooking spray and scatter your pitted cherries along the bottom. Place all other ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour batter over cherries and bake for 40 minutes until golden brown. Let cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Serve alone or with vanilla bean gelato.
50 minutes