Classic Cherry Clafoutis

    1 hour

    This is a classic French dessert, which is fruity and delicious. It's a great way of making use of cherries when in-season. Serve with a dusting of icing sugar, if desired.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 knob butter
    • 1 tablespoon dark rum
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 120g plain flour
    • 400g fresh cherries (stone removed, if preferred)
    • 500ml milk
    • 6 eggs

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Wash the cherries and dry.
    3. Butter a baking dish and transfer the cherries into the baking dish.
    4. Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat.
    5. Mix the eggs, sugar, flour and rum in a large bowl.
    6. Add the hot milk. Mix well.
    7. Pour the batter over the cherries in the baking dish.
    8. Bake for 45 minutes.

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    This was a lovely easy recipe to make and very tasty. It's a great way to use all the cherries that are in season.  -  18 May 2011


    Used damsons, as I have millions and it was great, very easy, thank you Capucine February 2015 I keep coming back to this recipe, as it deals very well with my egg mountain. This time I have used fresh frozen raspberries, and I was very pleased !  -  10 Oct 2013