Fresh Cherries Recipe: Cherry Clafoutis

There are many tasty recipes using fresh cherries, and one of these is cherry clafouti. If you’ve ordered a box of FruitShare’s fresh cherries, you have an abundance of organic cherries to experiment with in all kinds of recipes.

This recipe for fresh cherry clafouti is from Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” – but don’t be deterred by the foreign name and the idea of cooking something French.

This recipe calls for simple ingredients and there is no fancy footwork, just an easy recipe to take advantage of the fruit in season.

Julia Child’s Cherry Clafouti

1 1/4 cups milk
2/3 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup flour
3 cups cherries, pitted
powdered sugar, for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  

In a blender, combine milk, 1/3 cup of sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and flour, and blend. Lightly butter an 8-cup baking dish, and pour a 1/4-inch layer of blended mixture into the bottom. Set remaining batter aside.

Bake about 7-10 minutes, until a film of batter sets in the pan, but mixture is not baked through.

Remove from oven (don’t turn off the oven). Distribute cherries over the set batter, then sprinkle with remaining sugar. Pour the remaining batter over the cherries and sugar.

Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, until the clafouti is puffed and brown, and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm.

Want to make this tasty cherry clafouti? Order your FruitShare fresh cherries today!