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This simple recipe for Cherry Clafoutis will wow guests with a delicious dessert – and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is! The hardest part is pitting the fresh California cherries.
My mom recently traveled to France and her stories of the fresh markets and simple dishes served has caused me to become obsessed with becoming more familiar with the French way of cooking. I am discovering that the French cook with fresh local ingredients and not a lot of fuss. Ingredients are easy to come by and not the Julia Child’s approach that requires a grocery store haul of ingredients you’ve never heard of before!
Well, Clafoutis (pronounced cluh FOO tee) is as French as it gets. And from this recipe, you will see why! Simple, fresh ingredients and no fuss.
What could be better for a summer night dessert?
I say not much better than this Cherry Clafoutis
We start with plump, ripe, scarlet California cherries.
Let’s make a Cherry Clafoutis step-by-step:
Butter and sugar a round baking dish.
Remove the pit from the cherries. I invested in this cherry pitter a few years ago and it is amazing. Just check them out on Amazon and you won’t be disappointed.
Arrange the cherries to cover the entire bottom of the baking dish.
Pour the simple batter (made from eggs, sugar, flour, butter, and extract) over the cherries and bake for about 45 minutes.
Pull from the oven and allow to cool.
Dust with powdered sugar and Voila! Dessert is served!
This Cherry Clafoutis is perfect for a brunch or midday coffee chat too.
Dig in and enjoy the sweet success!
California Cherry Clafoutis
- Cherry Pitter (optional)
- 2 lbs. cherries, pitted
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled, plus extra for the pan
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. almond extract
- 1/2 cup flour
- powdered sugar for dusting
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Using softened butter, grease the inside of the baking dish and dust with granulated sugar.
- Arrange the cherries in a single layer of the prepared baking dish.
- In a bowl, mix together the eggs, sugar and extracts. Stir in the cooled butter and thoroughly mix in the flour. Pour over cherries and pop in the oven.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes until browned and cooked through.
- Allow to rest and cool off a bit before serving.
Love cherries like us? Try these too!
These Cherry Jam Streusel Muffins from our friend Displaced Housewife are next-level delicious.
Make your own Fresh Cherry Sauce for topping ice cream and other desserts!
A twist on the traditional Caprese Salad, we used cherries to liven it up! Sweet Cherry Caprese Salad