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Cherry Clafoutis

  • Prep: 15 minutes
  • Cook: 40 minutes
  • Serves: 6

Clafoutis (pronounced kla-foo-tee) is a classic French dessert that is traditionally made with fresh fruit, typically cherries, arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick batter resembling pancake batter. Once baked, the batter forms a soft, pudding-like custard around the fruit, creating a delightful contrast of textures. Clafoutis is loved for its rustic simplicity and versatility. It makes for a charming and comforting dessert, showcasing seasonal Idaho fruits beautifully.

baking tips:

Cherry Varieties: Use sweet cherries for a traditional clafoutis. You can also try other fruits such as berries or sliced peaches.
Batter Consistency: The batter should be thin, similar to pancake batter, to ensure even baking and a tender texture.
Serve Warm: Clafoutis is best served warm or at room temperature, as it may deflate slightly when cooled. It is, however, just as delicious eaten cold as a breakfast pastry the next morning.

Categorized: BreakfastDesserts


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, for greasing the baking dish
  • 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted (about 10 ounces)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9-inch round baking dish (or similar size) with the unsalted butter.

  • Wash and pit the fresh cherries. Spread them evenly in the greased baking dish.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and granulated sugar until well combined and slightly frothy. Add the whole milk, all-purpose flour, salt, and vanilla extract. Whisk until the batter is smooth and there are no lumps.

  • Pour the batter over the cherries in the baking dish, ensuring that the cherries are evenly distributed. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the clafoutis is puffed and golden brown on the edges, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  • Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled.