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Clafouti is one of the world's great recipes for enjoying fresh cherries. This French favorite is a sort of baked custard, studded with fresh cherries, and scented with vanilla.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
55 mins
1 hr 5 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter 2-quart baking dish.

  • Place flour, 1/3 cup sugar, salt, and milk in mixing bowl. Whisk thoroughly to blend and break up any lumps. Whisk in eggs and vanilla until well blended. Ladle about half of the custard into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven until set, about 12 minutes. Remove from oven. Distribute cherries evenly on top of the set custard. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup sugar. Ladle in the rest of the custard; avoid rearranging the cherries.

  • Bake until puffed and browned, about 45 minutes. Cool to just warm. Serve warm.

Cook's Note:

In this recipe, I opted not to pit the cherries. Some clafouti aficionados claim (and I believe them) that as the cherries bake, the pits give off a sensual scent that is missing from the pitted version. But that decision is up to each individual.

Nutrition Facts

176 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 31.7g; fat 3.3g; cholesterol 73.5mg; sodium 63.4mg. Full Nutrition