Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sour cherry clafoutis all year round

Summer is still a long way but the sunny weather from the past few weeks here in Nice, has really put people in a happy mood, eager to enjoy life outside of the house.

In my case, a blue sky and plenty of sunshine makes me want to jump in the kitchen and prepare dishes with plenty of vegetables or fruits. That's why I started craving for a cherry clafoutis earlier today.
But as we can not find any fresh cherries at this time of the year, I have tried a clafoutis that you can make all year round namely with pitted sour cherries out of a jar. And for sure, it was a great success! Those cherries have been stored in a sugary juice and will give an extra kick to this dessert.

Slighty warm, light and puffy and at the same time the right balance between sour and sweet ... a nice sour cherry clafoutis with coffee for dessert or even breakfast... hmmm...but let's stop daydreaming and let's start baking!!!! 

Sour cherry clafoutis all year round
8-10 servings

50gr sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vegetable oil
125gr flour
250ml milk, warm
dash of salt
350gr sour cherries, from a jar, drained, pitted
butter, for greasing oven dish
icing sugar (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 190°C
2. Whisk together sugar and eggs
3. Add oil and flour and stir well
4. Add warm milk and a dash of salt, whisk gently until smooth
5. Butter the oven dish and spread cherries evenly in dish
6. Slowly pour batter mixture on top of cherries
6. Place dish in oven during 30 to 35min.or until batter is puffy, firm and golden brown
Let cool for 5min. and sprinkle the top with some icing sugar.
Serve warm. Enjoy!


  1. I have made so many variations of clafouti to date, and I have yet to try the traditional cherry. Using pitted jarred cherries is brilliant!

  2. Oh yum! I love clatoufis, but haven't had it with sour cherries yet. Sounds delicious!

  3. Loved the recipe and the photograph!! You are so talented!

  4. This looks delicious! You can also find Red Tart Cherries canned in water in most grocery stores from Oregon Fruit!

  5. Your sour cherry clafoutis looks amazing :D I love an easy recipe ~ Thanks for sharing!
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  6. This looks refreshing and refreshingly simple to make! Question...Do you have any recommendations for the cherry-type? I live in France and there seems to be a marvelous variety of "types"...Thank you for sharing with us!

    1. Hi Donna, I have to admit I bought the jarred sour cherries in a rather small shop, here in the South of France, they did not have any other varieties. I can't really remember what was written on the jar but I will have a look and get back to you after my shopping trip on Saturday. :-) Hope you are having a great time in France

  7. Haven't had clafouti for a long while... yours looks splendid, so is your photography.

  8. oh, i hope i can find some sour cherries in a jar this weekend. Great photos and thanks for the delicious idea for cherries all year 'round

  9. Thank you all for your lovely comments. For those who will try the recipe, hope you all enjoy it! :-) Bon appetit!

  10. This clafoutis looks amazing! Now i m craving for cherries!

  11. I adore clafoutis! This is a fantastic recipe, thanks for sharing!

  12. Loved the recipe and the photograph!! You are so talented!online sticker printing

  13. Your clafoutis looks fantastic! The use of sour cherries sounds divine, I wish I could cut a slice for myself right now!

  14. It looks perfect and so delicious. Thanks for being a part of the YBR :)



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