A few weeks ago we hosted some friends over for brunch and one of the dishes I served was this super simple cherry clafoutis. My son Evan has been obsessed with cherries lately and so I have been creating new dishes that incorporate cherries in them. This cherry clafoutis is probably one of the most straightforward French dishes you can make, with just a few simple ingredients and no time at all to put together. You can serve it for breakfast, brunch or dessert and you’ll surely please everyone.
The classic French clafoutis is made with unpitted cherries, but that’s a lot of work when trying to enjoy this dish, so I pitted them for our recipe. The base of the cherry clafoutis is basically the same as a crepe or pancake batter including eggs, butter, milk and flour. You place all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender, and then pour over the pitted cherries. Bake it until it is puffy and golden, and as it cools a bit it creates a custard type base. Seriously delicious and so easy to put together.
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- For the batter:
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar or coconut sugar
- ¾ cup milk (whole milk)
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon almond extract (optional)
- ¾ pound fresh sweet cherries, pitted
- Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
- Butter or coconut oil for coating the pan
- Heat the oven to 425°F and place a rack in the center of the oven.
- Wash and pit the cherries. Coat a medium oven safe pan (frying pan or pie pan) with butter or coconut oil and arrange the pitted cherries in a single layer. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine the flour, eggs, salt, sugar, milk, melted butter, vanilla and almond if using. Process for about a minute until completely smooth.
- Pour the batter over your prepared cherries.
- , Bake for 20-25 minutes until the clafoutis has set, puffed and is light golden around the edges.
- Place on a wire rack and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. At this time the clafoutis will deflate. Sprinkle powdered sugar if desired and serve warm.