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Fresh Cherry Clafoutis

Fresh Cherry Clafoutis

This classic French dessert combines fresh cherries baked in a light, custard like batter.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 43 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 6


  • 1 cherry pitter
  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 baking dish


  • 3 cups cherries, pitted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 oz cognac or rum
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a baking sheet with the softened butter. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of sugar into the baking dish, making sure it is all coated, and then shake out the excess.
  • Spread the pitted cherries over the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Add your eggs and sugar to a mixing bowl. Mix until the sugar is mostly dissolved, and the eggs are light and frothy.
  • Sprinkle in the flour. Mix until just combined.
  • Add the cognac or rum, vanilla, and salt and mix.
  • Slowly add in the milk, mixing the entire time until it is incorporated.
  • Pour the batter over the cherries.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a knife comes out clean.
  • Allow to slightly cool before serving.
  • Use a fine mesh sieve to sprinkle the powdered sugar over the top. Enjoy!
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