The French are known for their delicious desserts. And the Clafoutis is the epitome of deliciousness and smoothness. I mean, nothing can ever beat a creamy, rich, and heavenly custard-like taste with the addition of fresh fruits.
It has a pudding-like texture, with the fresh fruits melting in your mouth within each bite. You can enjoy it with cold or hot beverages in the morning or at night with your family after a fancy dinner.
Some important tips:
- You should skip the resting step to let it firm up enough for serving so that it doesn’t fall apart.
- An easy way to remove the pits of the cherries is to place each cherry on top of a bottle and, using a chopstick, just push the pit so that it will fall inside the bottle and you will have yourself an empty cherry.
- You can make the vegan version of this dish by replacing each egg with two tablespoons of water, two teaspoons of baking soda and one teaspoon of vegetable oil.
- It can last in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- You can substitute the cherries with different types of fruits like peach, pear, blueberries, apricot, or strawberries.
Frequently asked questions:
How can I store the clafoutis?
It can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days, only after cooling completely. Just wrap it in a plastic bag to avoid drying its surface.
Can clafoutis be frozen?
It’s recommended not to freeze it as nothing beats the fresh one. However, it can be left in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Can I cool the clafoutis before eating it?
One of the main advantages of this dish is the fact that it can be enjoyed both warm after resting or cold after cooling it in the fridge.
What’s the best way to serve the clafoutis?
Sprinkling some confectioner’s sugar is one of the best ways to serve the delicious treat. However, vanilla ice cream or whipped cream also goes very well with it.
How to Make Clafoutis
For the cherries:
- 3 cups of fresh pitted cherries
- Unsalted butter (to be used as grease for the baking dish)
- 1 ½ tablespoon of granulated sugar
For the clafoutis batter:
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup of granulated sugar
- ½ cup of all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of milk
- Pinch of salt
- Powdered sugar for dusting
- Grease a 9-inch round baking dish with unsalted butter. Sprinkle the granulated sugar and set it aside.
- Start cleaning the cherries by removing their stems and pits.
- The first layer above the sprinkled sugar should be the cherries. Place them evenly in the baking dish.
- Beat the eggs in a bowl, add the vanilla extract, salt, and sugar. Beat until they form a smooth consistency.
- Add in the melted butter, followed by the milk and mix well.
- Pour the smooth batter gradually on the cherries in the baking dish. Spread the batter evenly.
- Transfer the baking dish to a preheated oven at 350°F degree. Bake till it’s golden brown. It should take about 45 minutes.
- After removing it from the oven, leave it to rest for at least 30 minutes.
- Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top. Serve and enjoy!
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