French Dessert Recipe: Cherry Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a traditional French dessert comprised of a crêpe-like batter covering perfectly ripe cherries (or pears, blackberries or plums). This is a dessert that’s tastes wonderful without being too sweet, and looks and tastes like much more effort went into it than really did. All you need is a blender and a baking dish (hello, easy baking!) and you’re good to go!

French Dessert Recipe: Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • 3 cups black cherries, pitted
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon kirsch (cherry-flavored brandy), optional
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • butter or non-stick spray, for greasing 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375º F and grease your baking dish.
  2. In a blender, mix together your milk, 1/4 cup sugar, kirsch, vanilla, almond extract, eggs and salt.
  3. Add flour and blend for another minute until smooth.
  4. Cover the bottom of baking dish with a layer of batter. Add a layer of cherries and sprinkle the top of them with remaining sugar, then cover with the rest of the batter.
  5. Place in oven and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until golden crust has formed at the bottom and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Optional: dust with powdered sugar before serving.

  

Recipe adapted from Saveur

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