Cherry Clafoutis is an incredibly easy French dessert that tastes incrediby gourmet. It is like a cross between a custard and a pancake and is wonderful during the summer months using fresh cherries. Also, frozen cherries may be used making this a wonderful treat for special occassions such as Valentine's Day.
1poundfrozen cherries*thawed or 1 1/2 pounds fresh cherries pitted
2tablespoonsbutter*melted, either unsalted or salted
1/2cupall purpose flour
1/2teaspoon baking powder
powdered sugar*sprinkled on top after baking
Preheat oven to 325℉.
Lightly spray a 9 or 10 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray (see Note #1 below).
Prepare cherries and arrange cherries in a single layer in baking dish (see Note #2 below).
In a blender combine milk, eggs, sugar, almond extract, melted butter, flour and baking powder. Process until smooth.
Pour batter over the top of cherries and bake until the custard has set or is no longer jiggly, about 40-45 minutes.
Garnish with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and almond slices.
Please use as many organic ingredients as possible. Recipe NotesNote #1- Either a 9 or 10 inch cast iron pan, a 9 or 10 inch pie pan or a baking pan of similar size may be used. However, cast iron will help the edges of the Clafoutis to puff.Note #2- To prepare frozen cherries, place in a colander and allow to completely defrost. Dispose of cherry juice.For fresh cherries, pit using a cherry pitter.