cheery cherry clafouti

Clafouti is a French fruit custard.  Sounds pretty high brow, but you can make it in a blender!  Like a daquiri but WAY easier.  Very easy, very little clean up and VERY delicious.  It’s also beautiful.  Make it and impress friends and family with your international flair.


1 lb fresh cherries
3/4 tsp finely grated and chopped lemon zest
3/4 cup all purpose flour
pinch of salt
3/4 cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 vanilla bean
2 tbs kirsch or amaretto or other liqueur

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Butter a 10″ deep dish pie pan or 13″x 13″ baking dish.
  2. In a blender, blend eggs and sugar until frothy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add milk, cream, vanilla bean seeds, lemon zest and kirsch and mix just until combined.
  4. Add salt and flour and blend until combined, scraping down sides as necessary.
  5. Sprinkle cherries evenly in pie plate.  Pour batter over cherries.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, turn heat down to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 35 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.  A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean.
  7. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes on a cooling rack.  Dust with powdered sugar and serve.