Cherry clafoutis

Credit: Guillaume Czerw

In my opinion, a cherry clafoutis is one of the benchmark desserts of French cuisine. And may the first person who has never eaten a clafoutis throw the first cherrystalk at me! The clafoutis is easy to make, good for parties, sweet but tart, dry on top but fluffy below. It doesn’t demand any skill to make it, except knowing how to remove all the pits when you eat it!



Prepare the clafoutis

In a bowl, mix the eggs with the sugar, almonds, cornstarch, and vanilla pod.

Add the cream and the milk.

Coat the baking dish with the butter and sugar, using a brush.

Wash the cherries, remove their stalks but leave their pits, then arrange them, in the dish.

Leaving the pits in enhances the flavor of the clafoutis.

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

Pour the clafoutis over the fruit and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, until it is set and nicely colored.

Serve lukewarm.

You can make this recipe with different seasonal fruits.

This recipe was originally published in "My Best Guy Savoy" (Éditions Alain Ducasse). See all credits

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