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Cherry Clafouti (Food Processor)

by Judith Finlayson & George Geary

Cherry Clafouti (Food Processor)

Serves 4 / Vegetarian

This is a particularly easy-to-make version of clafouti, which is basically a fruit pancake that is often served as a dessert in French bistros. Eaten warm it is comforting and delicious.


   Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C)

   6-cup (1.5 L) baking or gratin dish (about 2 inches/5 cm deep) or a small glass pie plate, greased

1    can (14 oz/398 mL) pitted cherries in syrup, drained (about 11⁄3 cups/325 mL)

2    eggs

1⁄2 cup   milk   125 mL

1⁄4 cup   granulated sugar   60 mL

3 tbsp      all-purpose flour   45 mL

2 tbsp      butter, melted       30 mL

1 tsp        grated lemon zest    5 mL

1 tsp        almond extract         5 mL

Pinch       salt                 

                Confectioner's (icing) sugar


1.  Spread cherries over bottom of prepared dish.

2.  In work bowl fitted with metal blade, process eggs, milk, sugar, flour, butter, lemon zest, almond extract and salt until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour over cherries.

3.  Bake in preheated oven until puffed and golden, about 25 minutes. Serve warm. Dust with confectioner's sugar just before serving.


Brandied Cherry Clafouti: Use brandied cherries instead of cherries in syrup. Use 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the brandy in the batter and reduce the quantity of milk by an equal amount.

Blueberry Clafouti: Substitute an equal quantity of blueberries for the cherries.

Tip: A 9-inch (23 cm) square baking or gratin dish (about 2 inches/5 cm deep) works perfectly for this recipe. If your baking dish is smaller, increase the baking time accordingly.


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