Chef John's Cherry Clafouti
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.
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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.