Perfect Cherry Clafoutis

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Sophisticated yet simple, creamy, rich and scrumptious yet incredibly easy to prepare, our Perfect Cherry Clafoutis is based on Julia Child’s classic French recipe but with a twist. Everyone will love this recipe. It never fails to impress! | easy dessert recipeThe Perfect Cherry Clafoutis! Sophisticated yet simple, creamy, rich and scrumptious yet incredibly easy to prepare, this recipe is based on Julia Child’s classic French recipe for Clafoutis but with a twist using fresh sour (tart) cherries and a few variations to include Cherry Amaretto Clafoutis as well as a gluten free option. Everyone will love this recipe. It never fails to impress!

This special Cherry Clafoutis recipe was inspired by Julia Child’s classic French Clafoutis and created to celebrate Chuck Williams’ 100th Birthday.

Enjoy!

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Making Cherry Clafoutis

Sophisticated yet simple, creamy, rich and scrumptious yet incredibly easy to prepare, our Perfect Cherry Clafoutis is based on Julia Child’s classic French recipe but with a twist. Everyone will love this recipe. It never fails to impress! | easy dessert recipe

Sophisticated yet simple, creamy, rich and scrumptious yet incredibly easy to prepare, our Perfect Cherry Clafoutis is based on Julia Child’s classic French recipe but with a twist. Everyone will love this recipe. It never fails to impress! | easy dessert recipe

 

 

 

 

Sophisticated yet simple, creamy, rich and scrumptious yet incredibly easy to prepare, our Perfect Cherry Clafoutis is based on Julia Child’s classic French recipe but with a twist. Everyone will love this recipe. It never fails to impress! | easy dessert recipe

 

Sophisticated yet simple, creamy, rich and scrumptious yet incredibly easy to prepare, our Perfect Cherry Clafoutis is based on Julia Child’s classic French recipe but with a twist. Everyone will love this recipe. It never fails to impress! | easy dessert recipe

 

 

Perfect Cherry Clafoutis

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: Makes 6 servings.

Perfect Cherry Clafoutis

The Perfect Cherry Clafoutis! Sophisticated yet simple, creamy, rich and scrumptious yet incredibly easy to prepare, our Cherry Clafoutis is based on Julia Child’s classic French recipe but with a twist using fresh sour (tart) cherries and a few variations to include Cherry Amaretto Clafoutis and a gluten free option. Everyone will love this recipe. It never fails to impress!

Ingredients

  • For the Clafoutis
  • 2½ cups (378 grams) sour (tart) cherries, stemmed and, if desired, pitted
  • 7 tablespoons (53 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons (75 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 pinches of kosher salt or sea salt
  • 2 large eggs (mine weighed 100 grams w/o shells)
  • 1 yolk from large egg (mine weighed 18 grams)
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) whole milk
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) pure vanilla extract, such as Nielsen-Massey®
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) pure almond extract, optional
  • Unsalted butter for baking dish
  • 2 tablespoons (25 grams) granulated sugar for baking dish, optional
  • Extra granulated sugar to sprinkle on cherries, optional
  • For the Garnishes
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Fresh sour (tart) cherries with stems, optional
  • Fresh mint leaves, optional

Directions

Arrange oven rack in lower third of oven and preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Generously grease an 8-inch (20cm) round baking dish or pie plate with butter or shortening. (I like to use my French round Pillivuyt baker.) If desired, dust with granulated sugar by turning dish to coat evenly.

Prepare the Clafoutis: Place sour cherries into the prepared dish in a concentric circular pattern covering the entire bottom. If desired, to sweeten the sour (tart) cherries, sprinkle with 2 to 3 tablespoons of sugar. Set aside while preparing the batter.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar and salt until well combined. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and yolk with a fork or whisk until well blended and frothy. Using a 1-cup liquid measuring cup, measure the whole milk and cream; blend in the vanilla extract and, if desired, the almond extract.

Gradually whisk into the beaten eggs the flour and milk mixtures, beginning and ending with the flour (in about 3 batches), until the batter is smooth and no lumps remain. The batter will be very thin and resemble batter for crepes. Immediately, using a rubber spatula, pour and scrape the batter over the cherries.

Bake in preheated oven until completely set, puffed and golden brown, about 35 to 40 minutes. (In my oven, 38 minutes was perfect.) Dust with confectioners’ sugar before slicing and serving warm.

If desired, garnish each serving plate with fresh mint leaves. When in season, garnish serving plates with sour cherries with their stems and leaves intact for a special presentation.

Recipe Notes

Variations:

For Cherry Amaretto Clafoutis: Substitute 1½ to 2 teaspoons Amaretto liqueur for the ½ teaspoon pure almond extract.

For Extra-Rich Cherry Clafoutis: Use ½ cup (120 ml) each of whole milk and heavy cream. The top of the Clafoutis will have an extra creamy texture once baked.

For Sweet Cherry Clafoutis: Simply substitute fresh sweet cherries for the fresh sour (tart) cherries.

For Spiced Cherry Clafoutis: A whisper of cinnamon and nutmeg is ideal in this recipe. Simply add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and a few dashes of freshly grated whole nutmeg and whisk into the flour mixture until well blended.

For Gluten-Free Option: Substitute 7 tablespoons (56 grams) Cup4Cup Gluten Free Flour, available at Williams-Sonoma stores, for the 7 tablespoons (53 grams) regular all-purpose wheat flour called for in the recipe.

Tips:

Cook time does not include the time to rinse and pit the cherries. Classically, in the French preparation, sweet cherries are not pitted prior to assembling Cherry Clafoutis. However, here in America, we tend to pit the cherries when preparing Cherry Clafoutis.

If not pitting the cherries, definitely omit the pure almond extract as the pits will impart a delightful yet subtle almond flavor.

By dusting the baking dish with granulated sugar, this step will ensure a nice lightly sweetnened and caramelized crust for the Cherry Clafoutis reminiscent of Crème Brûlée.

Recipe Inspired by: Julia Child’s classic Clafoutis recipe.
Original Recipe Source: WickedGoodKitchen.com

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About Stacy

Stacy Bryce is a recipe developer and member of the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals). Her passion is developing original conventional baking recipes as well as special diet recipes to include dairy-free, gluten-free and grain-free. You can follow Stacy at Pinterest.

Comments

  1. That looks amazing! It’s a shame I have yet to make clafoutis, it just sounds like such a perfect use for fresh cherries 😛 Love your photos too!!
    June @ How to Philosophize with Cake recently posted…Vegan rose macaronsMy Profile

    • Thank you, June! I hope you will try making Clafoutis soon. Cherry Clafoutis is my favorite with tart cherries, but I do enjoy Clafoutis with sweet cherries as well. My second favorite is Berry Clafoutis made with fresh mixed berries. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy! 🙂

  2. This is my husband’s favorite dessert. I made it with cherries all summer and last week I made it with blueberries. He LOVES it!

    • Thank you for for your comment, Patty! Your husband has good taste and you are a special lady to make his favorite desserts. You simply must try a Mixed Berry Clafoutis, too! 🙂

  3. Stacy – I tried making a Plum Clafoutis not too long ago and it didn’t look anything like your Cherry Clafoutis – your’s is gorgeous! And it looks so mouthwatering!
    Glad to have you back – hope you don’t stay away too long again, my friend!
    Shashi at RunninSrilankan recently posted…Mango Coconut Pudding In White Chocolate CupsMy Profile

    • Thanks, Shash! You are the best. Your kindness and thoughtfulness is much appreciated. 🙂 I, too, hope to not ever have to be away for so long. I am beyond ecstatic to be back blogging again. Have a wonderful week, my friend! xo

  4. Your clafoutis looks absolutely perfect! I love all the variations you included too – the spiced cherry clafoutis is one I have to try!
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) recently posted…skillet amaretto apple crispMy Profile

    • Thank you, Laura! You would love this recipe for Cherry Clafoutis with the twist of a whisper of warm spices. Looks like we both had Amaretto on our minds this week. I must try your Skillet Amaretto Apple Crisp! 🙂

  5. Yum! I do think this cherry flafoutis does look quite close to perfection! What a lovely dish (:
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