Have you ever tried Cherry Clafoutis before?! It’s rustic French dessert dusted with powdered sugar and served lukewarm. Having the fancy French name and looking so elegant, this delicious dessert made with fresh, sweet, juicy cherries will impress your guest and it’s ridiculously easy to make and totally budget friendly!!!
Well, we can’t all take a trip to France this summer just to make sure that French know what they are doing when it comes to pastry and desserts but we could afford to enjoy this sophisticated and refined French at home. It’s not one of the most popular French dessert for nothing!
It’s light, creamy, loaded with fresh juicy seasonal fruits and taste amazing. You’ll need just a few simple ingredients and the batter mixture is just as simple as a pancake.
But…Shh! This is going to be a secret between you and me! If you’re organizing a fancy dinner party and you want some show-off dessert to achieve legendary status in the minds of your guests this Cherry Clafoutis is one of the easiest French desserts you can make at home.
I love how it sounds…clafoutis!There’s just something about the name. But it’s just a simple batter made with eggs, milk, sugar, flour and butter poured over fresh fruit arranged in buttered dish and baked until golden brown. It’s meant to be served lukewarm or room temperature sprinkled with powdered sugar and has the texture more like flan or thick custard instead of a cake-like texture. Just keep in mind not to overcooked it or it will taste rubbery!!!
The only time consuming part of this recipe is pitting the cherries. Actually, after a little research I found out that traditional clafoutis contains pits of the cherries because the pits have the same chemical as almond extract and during baking process a small amount from the pits is released into the clafoutis and complements the flavor. Well, I would rather add a little almond extract in the mixture than risking to break a tooth. Almond extract is still cheaper than a dentist.