PUBLISHED ON: 06.19.2011
A simply inspiring French dessert.
Served warm or at room temperature. Either way, you are going to be delighted.
Recipe from Bon Appetit
1lb. fresh cherries, stemmed and pitted, or frozen pitted cherries, thawed and drained
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
4 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Special Equipment: 10″ springform cake pan or eight 2/3 – or 3/4-cup ramekins or custard cups.
Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F. Butter cake pan or ramekins. Arrange cherries in a single layer in pan.
Combine milk and cream in a small saucepan; bring just to a simmer over medium heat. Set aside. Combine eggs, flour, sugar, lemon zest, vanilla, and salt in a medium bowl; whisk to blend. Gradually whisk in hot milk mixture; whisk until custard is smooth. Pour custard evenly over cherries in pan. If necessary, gently shake pan to allow custard to settle.
Bake clafouti until custard is set and top is golden brown, about 30 minutes for ramekins and 45-55 minutes for cake pan. Let cool 3 minutes, then run a knife around pan sides to loosen clafouti (if using a cake pan). Dust top with powdered sugar; cut into wedges and serve.
T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types
This looks wonderful – I have made various clafouti, including a strawberry version recently that was OK. What I really like about this recipe is that I can use frozen cherries (already pitted, which can be a chore) and the individual servings are really cool!
They are beautiful, I'd love to try it:@)
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Maris (In Good Taste)
I ma going to make these asap! They are so pretty!
I've always wanted to make clafouti but have never gotten round to it. These look so delicious and I just happen to have some fresh cherries that I bought yesterday. Beautiful!
Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook
One of my favorites, yours look amazing!
Lovely looking delicious French dessert. great preparation.Deepa Hamaree Rasoi
LOL! We're on the same wave length as I just made this very recipe and am will be posting it Monday. It looks great and I know it's delicious!
I'd be delighted to eat this, I'm sure of that! Gorgeous 🙂
Oh – little ones in ramekins, That's clever, delish too 🙂
Oh my, just what the doctor ordered.
These individual clafoutis look so tempting~Perfect with the fresh batch of cherries available now.
I love the presentation on this. So much nicer than the pie pan I usually use with clafoutis.
This blog always pleases! Very wonderful!
just gorgeous, a wonderful summer dessert.
Oh these dessert just made my day! It's beautiful and simply delicious looking!
I love clafouti – and those ones look perfect 🙂
I mean, those look good!
I just ordered cherry clafouti at a restaurant on saturday–and now I am going to make it myself! Thanks!
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OK… fancy words… I just posted a cobbler recipe. What's the difference between a cobbler and a Clafouti. i love using new words 😉
I have only had a clafouti one time and delightful was indeed the best way to describe it. I love how fruity and light they are.I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time on your trip. I'd love to hear about it some more when you get a chance (the highlights, etc.)
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I'm definitely inspired to make these….love the individual servings!
Wonderful and better yet individual! love it.Rita
SavoringTime in the Kitchen
Our Door County cherries should be coming in soon. This looks like the perfect way to enjoy them!
This is hands down one of my favorite spring desserts. 🙂 I love it cold for breakfast on a hot summer morning too. 🙂
Love your blog. I have several sour cherry trees in my orchard and have always made cherry pie. I love clafouti…don't know why I've never thought to make one. I'll have to take cherries out of the freezer and make this.
They look so light and fluffy, perfect for summer!
Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes
Ooooh this looks delicious, I may try it with blueberries since I have a freezer full of them. Thanks for a great recipe!Mary
Oh yes, tis the season for cherries. I love clafouti…..
Thanks for reaching out on Twitter. Glad to come here, love this fruity clafouti!
Wow those looks drop-dead delicious! Happy I stopped by! Look forward to browsing more and stopping by often 🙂 cheers, priya
These are beautiful and they look delicious! I am loving your site. I already subscribed. Thanks for stopping by mine!
Give me fruit, cream, sugar and eggs and I'm happy! This looks a really great recipe. Going on my \”have to make\” list!
This recipe is to die for! I made it, and it didn’t turn out that great, since it was my first time. But it still tasted great, I think I might have added to much milk because it was very liqudy.
I love a clafoutis—and cherry is one of the best!!! The individual servings would be great for a dinner party!