August 11, 2022

Cherry Clafoutis

Easy Healthy Summer Dessert for the Whole Family

Cherry Clafoutis in a baking dish
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Cherry Clafoutis

Cherry Clafoutis in a baking dish

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If you haven't tried French clafoutis yet, you're in for a treat. Clafoutis is a common French dessert spelled both clafoutis and clafouti, but pronounced Kla-FOO-tee. The texture of a clafoutis is a cake- like custard, commonly made with pears or cherries.  Here's a simple recipe I learned in France that you can use with almost any fruit, such as rhubarbblueberries, or a mixture of fruitsSee the notes for variations on the quantities of flour and sugar. 

  • Author: Caterina De Falco
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30-40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55-65 minutes



1 pint of fresh cherries- with the pits removed.

3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream

3 eggs

1 and a 1/2 cup of whole milk

1/4 cup sugar

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon of homemade vanilla or good-quality vanilla

Optional - 2 tablespoons of confectioner sugar for dusting


Cherry pitter


1. Heat the oven to 350°F.

2. Butter a 9 - 10 inch tarte or baking dish. 

3. Add the eggs and sugar to a mixing bowl and whisk for a minute or two until well combined. 

4. Add the milk, cream and vanilla and whisk.

5. Add the flour and whisk until well combined.  Let the batter sit while you prepare the cherries.

6. Using a cherry pitter, remove the cherry pits and add the cherries to the baking dish. 

7. Pour the batter over the cherries.  Push the cherries around to distribute them in the batter evenly.

8. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until firm and golden on top. Do not over-bake, or else the clafouti will be too dry. 

Traditionally, a clafouti is topped with a dusting of powdered sugar. Place 1-2 tablespoons of powdered sugar in a sieve and sift on top of the clafoutis to add the powdered sugar.

Serve the clafoutis warm or cold.


cherry pitter is a useful tool to have to remove cherry pits and olive pits.

This recipe produces a very light result. If you prefer a denser, cake clafoutis, add 1/3 cup of flour. Both versions are excellent. You can also vary the amount of sugar depending on the natural sweetness of the fruit. If the fruit is not very sweet I add up to a 1/3 cup of sugar.

Clafoutis Variations:

Blueberry Clafoutis

A blueberry clafoutis in a baking dish on a wooden table outside

Mixed Fruit Clafoutis

Clafouti with strawberries, cherries and rhubarb

Rhubarb Clafoutis

A baking dish with rhubarb clafoutis

Savory Clafoutis- Zucchini and Roquefort

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I often cook "au pif," as we say in France, which means cooking without an exact recipe and by "feel" using your intuition.  You’ll often find guidelines in many recipes versus exact quantities.  Write to me here if you have any questions about the recipes.

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