Cherry Clafoutis (a.k.a. cherry clafouti) is an easy, delicious, traditional French dessert made at the height of cherry season. As perfect as this treat is with cherries, feel free to use another fruit – berries, sauteed apples or pears, sliced peaches – in place of the cherries if you're so inclined.
Clafoutis are traditionally a dessert, but I find they work for breakfast nicely, too.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Yield: 6 to 8 servings Cherry Clafoutis
- 1 lb. cherries
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- Powdered sugar for garnish (optional)
- Heat oven to 350. Butter a baking pan that's about 9x13 and rinse the cherries. Pit the cherries; as you pit them, put the pitted cherries in the buttered pan.
- Put the eggs and milk in a blender and whirl to combine. Add flour, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Whirl until well combined. Pour mixture over cherries.
- Bake clafoutis until puffed and browned, about an hour. Serve warm or at room temperature. Garnish with powdered sugar, if you like.