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Overhead view of a freshly baked cherry clafoutis dusted with powdered sugar
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Cherry Clafoutis Recipe

Cherry clafoutis is a classic French dessert of fresh cherries baked in a dense, flan-like batter.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: cherry clafoutis, clafoutis, clafoutis aux cerises
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Cindy



  • 3 1/2 cups fresh cherries stemmed and pitted
  • unsalted butter to grease the baking dish
  • 1 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar

Clafoutis Batter

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Butter a 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate and sprinkle granulated sugar evenly on top.
  • Wash and dry the cherries. Then remove the stems.
  • Remove the pits one-by-one. Use a cherry pitter or place onto the mouth of an empty beer or wine bottle and push out each pit using a chopstick.
  • Place the cherries in the prepared pan. They should fit snugly into a single layer.
  • In a medium bowl or a blender, beat the eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla and almond extract just until smooth. 
  • Mix in the melted butter. Then mix in the flour until smooth. Finally mix in the milk.
  • Pour the batter over the cherries in the pan. 
  • Bake 40-45 minutes or until puffy and golden on the edges.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 20-30 minutes. This is important to let it firm up.
  • Dust with powdered sugar and cut into wedges to serve.



  • If you don't have cherries, you can use blueberries, pears, sliced peaches, sliced apples, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, sliced apricots or plums.
  • To make a gluten free clafoutis, substitute gluten-free flour 1:1 for all-purpose flour.


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg