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Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis

Kellie Hemmerly | Dessert, Cherries | American

It's cherry season and we can't think of anything better than snacking on fresh, juicy cherries all day long. This simple Cherry Clafoutis filled with Harry & David cherries is a quick and easy recipe that is the perfect way to use this delicious ingredient!

This simple Cherry Clafoutis couldn't be easier to make and is a wonderful addition to any summer party or barbecue. Plus, it's still casual enough to enjoy as a sweet family treat during the week! The batter comes together in just about a minute with the help of your blender and has the consistency of crepe batter: thin and light but bakes into the most wonderful custard-like cake.

A clafoutis can be made with just about any fruit, but we especially love to toss a few sliced cherries into ours. They're the perfect combination of tart and sweet, pairing extremely well with the creamy cake. Bake your Cherry Clafoutis in a cast iron skillet for a little extra texture on the bottom or bake it in a regular casserole dish for a lighter texture. Dusted lightly with a bit of powdered sugar, this dessert is a dream come true just as it is. But if you're in the mood for something extra, then top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a truly show-stopping bite filled with summertime sweetness!

Cherry Clafoutis

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes |
Vegetarian
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups cherries, pitted
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Butter a 9 inch cast-iron skillet or baking dish. Set aside.
  3. Combine milk, cream, sugar, vanilla, eggs, and salt in a blender. Blend for a few seconds to mix ingredients.
  4. Now add the flour and blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
  5. Pour the batter into the buttered skillet, then distribute cherries evenly on top.
  6. Bake until a skewer inserted into batter comes out clean and a golden brown crust has formed on top, approximately 30 to 35 minutes.
  7. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve. Can be served warm or at room temperature.
Makes: 1 clafoutis
Serves: 6-8 servings