Sunday, June 19, 2011

Cherry Clafouti

A simply inspiring French dessert. 


Served warm or at room temperature. Either way, you are going to be delighted.


Cherry Clafouti
8 servings
Recipe from Bon Appetit

Ingredients:
1lb. fresh cherries, stemmed and pitted, or frozen pitted cherries, thawed and drained
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
4 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Powdered sugar

Special Equipment: 10" springform cake pan or eight 2/3 - or 3/4-cup ramekins or custard cups.

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F.  Butter cake pan or ramekins.  Arrange cherries in a single layer in pan.

Combine milk and cream in a small saucepan; bring just to a simmer over medium heat.  Set aside.  Combine eggs, flour, sugar, lemon zest, vanilla, and salt in a medium bowl; whisk to blend.  Gradually whisk in hot milk mixture; whisk until custard is smooth.  Pour custard evenly over cherries in pan.  If necessary, gently shake pan to allow custard to settle.

Bake clafouti until custard is set and top is golden brown, about 30 minutes for ramekins and 45-55 minutes for cake pan.  Let cool 3 minutes, then run a knife around pan sides to loosen clafouti (if using a cake pan).  Dust top with powdered sugar; cut into wedges and serve.

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33 comments:

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

This looks wonderful - I have made various clafouti, including a strawberry version recently that was OK. What I really like about this recipe is that I can use frozen cherries (already pitted, which can be a chore) and the individual servings are really cool!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They are beautiful, I'd love to try it:@)

Jay said...

omy goodness...looks very delicious..
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Tasty Appetite

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

I ma going to make these asap! They are so pretty!

Brenda said...

I've always wanted to make clafouti but have never gotten round to it. These look so delicious and I just happen to have some fresh cherries that I bought yesterday. Beautiful!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

One of my favorites, yours look amazing!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Lovely looking delicious French dessert. great preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Pam said...

LOL! We're on the same wave length as I just made this very recipe and am will be posting it Monday. It looks great and I know it's delicious!

Parsley Sage said...

I'd be delighted to eat this, I'm sure of that! Gorgeous :)

Pierce said...

Oh - little ones in ramekins, That's clever, delish too :-)

rosaria said...

Oh my, just what the doctor ordered.

tasteofbeirut said...

These individual clafoutis look so tempting~Perfect with the fresh batch of cherries available now.

That Girl said...

I love the presentation on this. So much nicer than the pie pan I usually use with clafoutis.

Bernideen said...

This blog always pleases! Very wonderful!

teresa said...

just gorgeous, a wonderful summer dessert.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Oh these dessert just made my day! It's beautiful and simply delicious looking!

Rachel Cotterill said...

I love clafouti - and those ones look perfect :)

The Japanese Redneck said...

I mean, those look good!

Hungry Dog said...

I just ordered cherry clafouti at a restaurant on saturday--and now I am going to make it myself! Thanks!

A Year on the Grill said...

OK... fancy words... I just posted a cobbler recipe. What's the difference between a cobbler and a Clafouti. i love using new words ;)

Kim said...

I have only had a clafouti one time and delightful was indeed the best way to describe it. I love how fruity and light they are.

I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time on your trip. I'd love to hear about it some more when you get a chance (the highlights, etc.)

Return to Sunday Supper℠ said...

I'm definitely inspired to make these....love the individual servings!

Rita said...

Wonderful and better yet individual! love it.
Rita

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Our Door County cherries should be coming in soon. This looks like the perfect way to enjoy them!

Rambling Tart said...

This is hands down one of my favorite spring desserts. :-) I love it cold for breakfast on a hot summer morning too. :-)

backroadjournal said...

Love your blog. I have several sour cherry trees in my orchard and have always made cherry pie. I love clafouti...don't know why I've never thought to make one. I'll have to take cherries out of the freezer and make this.

Julie said...

They look so light and fluffy, perfect for summer!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Ooooh this looks delicious, I may try it with blueberries since I have a freezer full of them. Thanks for a great recipe!

Mary

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Oh yes, tis the season for cherries. I love clafouti.....

Sanjeeta kk said...

Thanks for reaching out on Twitter. Glad to come here, love this fruity clafouti!

Now Serving said...

Wow those looks drop-dead delicious! Happy I stopped by! Look forward to browsing more and stopping by often :) cheers, priya

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

These are beautiful and they look delicious! I am loving your site. I already subscribed. Thanks for stopping by mine!

Bill said...

Give me fruit, cream, sugar and eggs and I'm happy! This looks a really great recipe. Going on my "have to make" list!

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