Cherry Clafoutis (french custard)

Cherry Clafoutis

1 lb fresh cherries pitted and halved

1 cup whole milk

1/3 cup heavy cream

4 eggs

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp lemon zest

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp salt

Bakes well in 10″ springform pan or ramekins, I have also  made this in a pie pan.

Mix milk and cream in saucepan. Simmer then set aside.

In a bowl mix eggs, flour, sugar, zest, vanilla and salt. Slowly whisk in the hot milk mixture.

Spread cherries in the bottom of your baking dish. Pour custard over cherries.

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 45-55  minutes (30 for ramekins)

This is delicious warm or cold. I have made this with blueberries, peaches, strawberries, and diced apples. There are endless variations. I think next time I will try maple syrup in place of the sugar, and pecans instead of fruit. If you use farm fresh eggs and milk from grass-fed cows this is actually a healthy food!


  1. df said,

    June 1, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    I love a clafoutis, they are wonderful desserts. Cherry has a nice zing to it.

  2. Cheap Luxury said,

    June 1, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    My Mom used to make something similar with plums – I like your idea of the pecans and maple syrup.

    • August 10, 2012 at 7:01 PM

      plums were my favorite clafoutis, i rub a square of butter on the glass dish prior to pouring the mixture..and also use corn starch or arrow root or rice flour to vary the makes a delicious lunch addition..or a whole meal if using bananas and nuts..pumpkin seeds and pistachios..yes, i do like it that much..any season thanks for the reminder.

  3. June 1, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    This looks so good! I’ve been thinking about making a clafouti with the peaches I found on sale this week. Yum!

  4. June 4, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    I have a pound of fresh cherries and a friend coming over for dinner tonight. I may have to try this tonight!

  5. June 6, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    Yum! we have cherry trees might have to make this once they become ripe 😀

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  7. June 28, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    I have to try this one again. I made one one year for the husband’s birthday “cake” (he loves cherries) and it was disappointingly rubbery. I’ll try your recipe sometime this fall when cherries come in here. Thanks!

  8. FeyGirl said,

    July 19, 2012 at 8:45 AM

    I’ve made this since I was very young… Also substitute mandarin orange slices. So very yummy, and so very easy!

  9. Jennifer said,

    August 10, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    OMG! This looks so delicious, I have to Twitter it out! BEAUTIFUL!!

  10. 4dpgripunogpat1976 said,

    September 20, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Reblogged this on Adam Lundien Site.

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