I don’t know why, but every year when the cherry season comes, the first thing I can think of is Cherry Clafoutis. This recipe is one you don’t want to miss this summer!
Have you tried it before?
If you haven’t, it’s a custardy type of dessert. And super easy to make!
Traditionally it’s made with the cherry pits left in, due to the flavor they add to the cake. In this recipe, I also left the pits inside the cherries. It doesn’t only saves you time, but it also adds that layer of flavor.
If you prefer to take them out, you can add few drops of almond extract.
But, if you do decide to leave the pits inside, don’t forget to let everyone know before you share. Especially kids!
Now, in therms of making the Cherry Clafoutis, it can’t be any easier!
You can mix everything by hand or you can use a blender. Either way works.
Ingredients are pretty simple, nothing unusual or hard to find. Of course, the best time to make this is during a cherry season. I haven’t tried using frozen cherries, so I’m not sure how will it turn out. But, if I try I will update you on that.
The main ingredients for this recipe are :
Cherries (obviously) & Shaved Almonds
Eggs & Flour
Sugar & Milk
Touch of salt and drizzle of vanilla extract
In a blender or a bowl, combine all the ingredients, except the cherries and almonds. Mixing till smooth consistency. Butter an 8-inch baking dish, add the cherries and pure over the batter. On top, I add the shaved almonds.
That’s it! Bake. Cool. And eat.
You can make this last minute, if you are running out of time, or have unexpected guests. You’ll definitely impress everyone!
It’s not overly sweet, and the texture is so light and delicate. Not your typical heavy dessert.
The great thing about it is, you can bake it the night before and it will be perfect the next day. Can be stored in the fridge and it tastes delicious cold.
Would you like more summer dessert ideas, check this Hibiscus Panna Cotta recipe, it’s one of my favorite too.
If you would like to share your thoughts about this dessert let me know in the comments below. You can also find me on Instagram and Facebook. Or if you like to hang out on Pinterest, I’m there too. Would love to hear from you!
- 300 g Cherries
- 3 Eggs
- 120 g Sugar 1/2 cup
- 1/8 t Salt
- 60 g AP Flour
- 1 t Vanilla Extract
- 230 ml Whole Milk 1 cup
- 12 g Shaved Almonds 2 tbsp
- 3/4 t Almond Extract Optional
- Pre-heat the oven to 350F.
- In a blender or bowl combine all the ingredients, except the cherries and shaved almond.
- Butter an 8-inch baking dish and add the cherries.
- Pure the batter carefully over the cherries. And sprinkle the shaved almonds over the top.
- Bake for about 50-60min, till a toothpick comes out clean. It should be slightly wobbly and soft.
- Let it cool before slicing.