"Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements."--Marcel Boulestin

Cherry Clafouti Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Cherry Clafouti, by , is from Cooking With The Cousins, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Molly Myles Bundy
Added: Sunday, October 5, 2008


3/4 lb. sweet cherries, pitted & halved
1 - 2 Tbsp. rum (or vanilla)

1/4 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt

3 eggs
1 c. heavy cream


Preheat oven to 375. Butter a shallow 2-quart baking dish. Dust with sugar.

Toss the cherries and rum in a small bowl..

In another bowl, whisk flour, sugar and salt. Add eggs and whisk until batter is smooth.

Whisk in the cream slowly. Stir in the cherries and their juices until just blended.

Pour the batter into the baking dish. Bake until puffed and golden, 33-35 minutes.

Serve hot and puffed or cool to room temperature on a wire rack. The clafouti will deflate as it cools, but will still be delicious.

A clafouti is a simple kind of French fruit pudding. The traditional clafouti is made with unpitted whole cherries (said to add extra cherry flavor).

Alice B. Toklas wrote about clafoutis in her cookbook, from the days when she and Gertrude Stein lived in Paris. You may use any fruit, but cherries are traditional.




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!