Friday, June 25, 2010


I can't believe how much work goes into planning a wedding!! Especially when you're having it back home in Scotland and you live in New York City! I thankfully have a fantastic family who are actually the real reason any of it is coming together...

Anyway, summer is finally here and I've got cherries on my mind. I love it when all the summer fruits are in season; raspberries, strawberries, mangoes, peaches and cherries are some I've been buying this month.

Before making this one, I had never had a cherry clafoutis or any other kind of clafoutis before, but I was always curious about it. My first testing of this recipe went horribly wrong and was more like an omelet but then after a lot of tweaking, I think I finally found the perfect cherry clafoutis. I don't have anything to compare it to, but it tasted amazing! I loved the custardy flan texture, the cherries were sweet and delicious and it had this lovely golden sponge covering it.

It has definitely become one of my favorite summer desserts. It's lovely warm out of the oven, or even cold. Makes a great brunch as well as a dessert!
Cherry Clafoutis:
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cherries (pitted)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

Pre-heat oven to 375F. Butter a 9" pie dish and set aside.

Pit the cherries. I just cut them in half and took the stone out. 

Whisk the eggs in a bowl for about 2 mins until they begin to turn pale. Add the cream, milk, vanilla, nutmeg, sugar and butter. Mix well.

Sift in the flour and mix until very smooth.
Pour the batter into the pie dish and then evenly spread out the cherries.

Bake for 30-40 mins until golden.

An inserted toothpick should come out clean and it should be firm inside.

Allow to sit out of the oven for 20 mins before serving.


  1. Why I decided to read your post before going to bed??? Now I'm hungry =P

    Hey...congratulations!!! You're going to get married and in Scotland. Awesome!!! Actually, I'm going to be a bridesmaid tomorrow.

    Anyway, lovely recipe. I'm not that into cherry, but I think I can use another fruit, right? This recipe is so going to my "to do" list.

    Have a good night and an awesome weekend :)

  2. I am new to your blog, welcome back to blogland! Cant wait to read more. This looks fantastic.

  3. This certainly compensates for the absence;-) Mouth-watering delight! I will be coming back for more. And my very best wishes!

  4. Seeing your lovely clafoutis just reminds me of the fact I still haven't made one of these - shocking.

  5. It looks amazing! Your photography is so beautiful. My cherries trees still haven't produced any cherries, but I can't wait to try some cherrylicious desserts! Scotland sounds amazing for a wedding!

  6. OH WOW - this looks so amazingly delicious and perfect for summer time.

  7. We'd say a wedding is a valid excuse, esp one in a foreign land. Anyhow, cherries are a perfect way to return to blog. Good luck!

  8. My first clafoutis was terrible, and I've been avoiding trying it again! Yours look delicious, so now I'm thinking about giving it another shot.

  9. This looks delicious! I've never had Clafouti before but your pictures make me want to try it!

  10. it looks hmmmm sooo new to ur blog and I love it. Congrats on the wedding!

  11. Wow, that looks amazing. Yum!

    Congrats on your upcoming nuptials! I just got hitched myself - man - SO much work! But so worth it. :)

  12. That looks so delicious! Most of the pictures of clafoutises I've seen look fairly unappealing.
    I don't really like cherries though. I've heard of a pear clafoutis, maybe I'll use your recipe and substitute pears for the cherries...

  13. yesterday I found a recipe of a cherry clafutis by browsing through a magazine, now I find your recipe. and I've never done this before, as well. I have to give it a try... yours look absolutely scrumptious.

  14. blog-wedding-blog-wedding-blog-wedding... that's a hard one all right! That wedding sounds pretty exciting and I hope we'll be living it vicariously through your blog! And I LOVE cherry clafoutis and always hunting for the best recipe. Yours is now on the must-try list. It looks perfect!

  15. Your photography is amazing! This looks delicious!

  16. I've been meaning to try making a clafoutis as well, now that cherries are in season, but I've never seen or tasted one either.

    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

  17. :o

    freaking amazing and delicoius wooooww i can't spit out enough complimentary words!!!

  18. Hi! I love your blog and your photography is gorgeous! So, I had never heard of a clafoutis before and decided to try this recipe out on Sunday. I followed directions precisely and it looks like your pictures, but I found the flan to taste a little bland. Does this happen if you overcook it? It was okay when your bite had a cherry and some powdered sugar in it, but I was expecting something tastier. Any feedback you have would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

  19. I'm so sorry to hear it wasn't good for you! It was such a hit in my house, I've made it 3 times since!

    Check that the cherries are sweet? did you add vanilla? Maybe you should add more sugar if you prefer it much sweeter?

  20. Thanks for the suggestions! I did add vanilla, but maybe my cherries weren't sweet enough--I got them at the grocery store and not a farmer's market.


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