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May 23, 2018
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Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis

Clafoutis, Clafoutis!

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!

 

Cherry Clafoutis

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?

 

Cherry Clafoutis

I say not much better than this Cherry Clafoutis

 

Cherries

We start with plump, ripe, scarlet California cherries.

 

Butter and sugar a round baking dish.

Butter and sugar a round baking dish.

 

Remove the pit from the cherries.

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.

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  bake for about 45 minutes

Pour the simple batter (made from eggs, sugar, flour, butter and extract) over the cherries  bake for about 45 minutes

Pour the simple batter (made from eggs, sugar, flour, butter, and extract) over the cherries and bake for about 45 minutes.

 

Cherry Clafoutis

Pull from the oven and allow to cool.

 

Cherry Clafoutis

Dust with powdered sugar and Voila! Dessert is served!

 

Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis

Dig in and enjoy the sweet success!

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California Cherry Clafoutis

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword Cherry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Author Susan the CA Grown Mom

Equipment

  • Cherry Pitter (optional)

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  1. Can be served room temperature and with whipped cream or ice cream.

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