Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis

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Cherry clafoutis is a simple French classic recipe with sweet cherries baked in a buttery custard-like batter. It’s the perfect dessert to enjoy the summer’s fresh juicy cherries. 


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  • 2 cups sweet cherries, pitted (enough to cover your baking dish)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for greasing
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • icing sugar, for dusting
  • whipped cream, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9″ baking dish, tart pan, or cast iron skillet with butter and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, and salt, set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together milk, eggs, melted butter, almond and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until smooth and well incorporated.
  5. Scatter pitted cherries all over the bottom of the pan.
  6. Pour the batter on top and bake until clafoutis is puffed and browned, about 35-40 minutes.
  7. Let cool slightly, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and serve with whipped cream.


Make sure you use a deep pan, as the custard puffs up and will spill over the pan and onto the bottom of your oven!!

If using a tart pan, slide the tart pan onto a baking pan before baking so it’s easier to move in and out of the oven. 


Keywords: Cherry. Clafoutis, Dessert, French

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