Cherry clafoutis in a baking dish with some fresh cherries on side

Cherry Clafoutis

Velvety smooth, traditional cherry clafoutis is a perfect dessert to serve at any summer gathering!

Course Dessert
Cuisine French, Vegetarian
Keyword cherry flan, clafouti, clafoutis, flan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 400 g pitted cherries
  • 2 tbsp dark rum or bourbon (optional)
  • 45 g butter (melted and cooled)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 55 g caster sugar
  • 40 g ground almonds
  • 70 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 180 ml milk of choice
  • 60 ml double cream
  • 1 tsp lemon zest (optional)
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar (optional)
  • 1 pot creme fraiche (for serving, optional)
Metric - US Customary


  1. Pre heat the oven to 190C (180C fan). Lightly grease the 25 cm round flan/ tart dish with some butter and set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix the cherries and rum/ bourbon and set aside while you prepare the batter.

  3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until smooth. Sieve the flour and ground almonds into the eggs, followed by sugar, salt, vanilla. Whisk it all until smooth. Add melted butter and whisk again. Gradually, whisk in the milk and double cream. You should have a smooth, thick batter.

  4. Pour the batter into prepared baking dish and top it up with cherries. Drizzle the top with any leftover cherry/rum juice. You can also reserve some of the leftover cherry juice for serving. Bake the clafoutis for 30-35 minutes in the middle of the oven until golden brown. It is ready when toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Take it out of the oven and allow to cool slightly. Dust the clafoutis with some icing sugar and serve it with a dollop of creme fraiche on top.

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