Cherry clafoutis is an easy baked Cherry dessert, this homemade cherry recipe is perfect to share during cherry season.
The weather in San Francisco area is finally resembling early summer. The highs are in the mid-70s but our heater still goes on in the morning as nighttime temperature is still pretty low.
I got to see my old friend visiting from Japan whom I met when I first came to the US. I was 20 years old and she was 18 back then when we attended ESL classes together prior to attending universities. It’s always sweet to see friends you seldom meet but have known most of your adult life.
Today I’d like to share a cherry dessert recipe that my family enjoyed before cherry season is over. A few weeks ago, my Italian foodie friend Giulia posted this delicious looking French recipe, Cherry Clafoutis, on her blog Alterkitchen. Since I knew we were going cherry picking, I bookmarked her recipe as it looked easy enough for me to attempt. Yes, that means mix and bake.
After we got fresh cherries from the orchard we visited, I baked this dessert using fresh cherries. Her instructions were very easy and I pretty much followed her recipe except for the amount of vanilla and rum and baking time (my oven seems weaker than hers).
Our entire family loved it very much! However I wasn’t happy with aesthetics of how the photo turned out so I’ve baked it again! I gave some of it to my neighbor this time and she and her family also loved it. Thank you Giulia for a great recipe!
I hope you get to try this recipe while cherries are still in season this year. Have a great Monday!
- 1 Tbsp unsalted butter (for greasing)
- 2 Tbsp sugar (separated; for cake pan and cake)
- 1.3 lb cherries
- 3 large eggs (50 g each w/o shell)
- ⅛ tsp kosher or sea salt (I use Diamond Crystal; use half for table salt)
- ½ cup sugar
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour (plain flour)
- ¾ cup whole milk (¾ cup + 4 tsp to be precise)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp rum extract (I used imitation rum extract and the original recipe uses 2 Tbsp of real rum)
- Gather all the ingredients.
- Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Lightly butter 9" (23 cm) cake pan and sprinkle it with sugar (I sprinkled just a bit too much).
- Wash cherries and remove the stem and pit.
- My son taking this job seriously…
- In a stand mixer (or a large mixing bowl), beat the eggs with a pinch of salt.
- Add sugar and mix until it gets fluffy and double its volume.
- Add sifted flour and combine well, but don't over mix.
- Stir in the milk, vanilla, and rum, mix all together gently.
- Place the cherries evenly at the bottom of the cake pan and pour the batter over them.
- Bake at 350ºF (180ºC) for 60 minutes, or until the Clafoutis is golden brown. Remove the Clafoutis from the oven and sprinkle it with sugar. Serve warm in the cake pan.