Cherry clafoutis

This baked French dessert (kla-foo-TEE) features fruit, traditionally black cherries, arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick, flan-like batter.


Ingredients
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

2 eggs

2 egg yolks

½ cup all-purpose flour

4 tablespoons sugar

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 ½ cups heavy cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

8 ounces cherries, pitted (fresh or frozen)

Directions
Serves 8

Preheat the oven to 375. 

Coat a 9-inch glass pie dish with the butter. 

Beat together the eggs and egg yolks as you would for an omelet. 

Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a medium mixing bowl.

Add about half the cream to the dry mixture and whisk until smooth. 

Add the remaining cream and mix. 

Stir in the eggs, yolks and vanilla. Whisk until smooth. 

Pour the batter into the buttered pie dish and arrange the cherries evenly in the batter. 

Place the pie dish on an ovenproof tray and bake for about 40 minutes until puffy and golden brown on the edges. 


 

What's a clafoutis? 

This baked French dessert (kla-foo-TEE) features fruit, traditionally black cherries, arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter.

While black cherries are traditional, there are numerous variations using other fruits, including red cherries, plums, apples, pears, cranberries or blackberries.

When other kinds of fruit are used instead of cherries, the dish is called a flaugnarde.