Cherry Clafouti

Cherry Clafouti

A cherry flan.

Pronounced "kla-foo-TEE", this country-French dessert is made by topping a layer of fresh fruit with batter. The unusual name comes from "clafir", a dialect word meaning "to fill" (with cherries). It can be made with any ripe fruit, but the classic one, from the Limousin region, is made with unpitted cherries (not out of laziness of the cook, but because the pit provides a special flavour to the flan).

4 servings
Preparation 15 min
Cooking 30 min

Standing 15 min

290 calories per serving 
Cooking dish: 23 cm diameter


  butter, unsalted, to grease the dish    
1/4 cup sugar   55 g
340 g cherries, dark red "bing"   33
1/2 cup white flour (all purpose)   65 g
1 pinch salt   0.4 g
2 eggs size large    
2/3 cup milk, partly skimmed, 2%   170 mL
1/3 cup whipping cream 35%   85 mL
3/4 tsp vanilla extract   3.75 mL
3/4 tsp icing/confectioners' sugar   2 g

Before you start

A hand-held mixer will make things easier for this recipe.


  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F. Butter a gratin dish that will hold the fruit in one layer; sprinkle the bottom and sides with 1 tablespoon of the sugar.
  2. Wash the cherries, pull the stems off, pat them dry, then lay the cherries in the dish.
  3. In a bowl, mix the flour, the remaining sugar, and salt. Add one egg at a time beating using a whisk or an electric mixer after each addition, until the mixture is thick and smooth. Pour in the milk, cream, and vanilla, while continuing to beat until smooth.
  4. Pour the batter over the fruit and bake 30 to 50 min, depending on the servings, or until the clafouti is nicely browned on top and a tooth-pick inserted into it comes out clean.
  5. Let the clafouti cool down 15-20 min, sift confectioners' sugar over it and serve luke-warm.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (200g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




11 g

17 %

Saturated 6 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

30 %


125 mg


90 mg

4 %


42 g

14 %


2 g

8 %


27 g


8 g

Vitamin A

15 %

Vitamin C

10 %


8 %


10 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ½ serving
Grain Products: ¾ serving
Milk and Alternatives: ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¼ serving

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Low :
Source of :
Calcium, Fibre, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin E, Zinc
Good source of :
Folacin, Vitamin B2, Vitamin D
Excellent source of :
Selenium, Vitamin B12

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This recipe is in the following categories: Eggs | Fruits | Desserts | Halal | High Vitamin D | Kosher | Low Sodium | Vegetarian | Bake | French

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