Cherry Clafoutis

May 11, 2013 Hoosier Horse Show 045

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

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14 Responses to Cherry Clafoutis

  1. Love clafoutis – this looks delicious!

  2. aliciasunday says:

    Looking forward to having a go at this when we finally get our new kitchen!

    • anniedm778 says:

      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.

  3. hkollef says:

    Would love to try this, Clafoutis is one of my favorite desserts. Also, thanks for the follow!

  4. restlessjo says:

    I’ve come across the name but never tasted one. Looks good! 🙂

  5. Beautiful – it’s cherry season here and I want to make one of these soon!

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