Clafoutis or clafouti is a classic flan-like French dessert that originally came from the Limousin region of France in the 19th century. Any kind of fruit can be incorporated into the recipe. It has a texture described as half cake half pudding, and similar to pancake batter when mixed.
I discovered this recipe serendipitously through reading other blog posts and I don’t remember right off where I first came across it but it sounded tastey. When my new grandson was born in February and I visited to see the new baby, someone recommended making a clafoutis. We didn’t actually get to make one, but last weekend, I decided to give it a try and here is what I came up with:
- 2 T. Butter – melt and spread around your baking dish and sprinkled with a tablespoon of granulated sugar. (I used a little cast iron pan, you can use any dish you’d like.)
- 1/2 c. Flour
- 1/4 c. Granulated Sugar (or more if you prefer sweeter)
- 2 Eggs
- 1/4 c. Half and Half Milk (this is half cream, half whole milk)
- 1 T. Vanilla Extract
- A Squeeze of Fresh Lemon Juice
- 2 c. Fresh Cherries (I must explain, I could not find fresh cherries at my market, so I substituted canned tart cherries, as I like the tart ones.) I believe the French like to use the dark sweet cherries. You can use any cherries you prefer. 🙂
Stir all the ingredients together in a bowl and pour into the baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. When it is done, sprinkle the top with a little confectioners sugar or granulated sugar and voila! Oh, and did I mention I was alone and no one to share it with, so I ate the whole thing! lol
Looks yummy! 😀
Thanks!! It was Very Yummy! lol
Love clafoutis – this looks delicious!
Thanks! I’m thinking I need to make it again!
It is so yummy!
Looking forward to having a go at this when we finally get our new kitchen!
I’m sure you’ll enjoy it! Funny thing is, I went to the market last Sunday, and found they now have fresh sweet cherries. I’ll have to try making it again, lol.
Would love to try this, Clafoutis is one of my favorite desserts. Also, thanks for the follow!
You’re very welcome!
I’ve come across the name but never tasted one. Looks good! 🙂
It’s delicious! You’ll have to make one!
Beautiful – it’s cherry season here and I want to make one of these soon!