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Cherry clafoutis recipe

Cherry clafoutis recipe

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Try this French-inspired baked dessert with layers of juicy cherries and a deliously creamy batter. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 20mins to prepare and 35-40mins to cook, plus 15-30mins for cooling
  • 280 calories / serving


  • 100g (4oz) flour
  • ¼tsp salt
  • 50g (2oz) caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • grated rind of ½ orange
  • 50g (2oz) butter, melted plus extra 15g (½oz) to grease the tin
  • 300ml (½ pint) semi skimmed milk
  • 300g (11oz) British cherries, stalks and stones removed
  • icing sugar, sifted, to decorate

Did you know?

Tesco cherriesPlump, sweet cherries selected for their deep red colour Tesco cherries
Plump, sweet cherries selected for their deep red colour

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    15g 21%
  • Saturates

    7g 36%
  • Sugars

    19g 21%
  • Salt

    0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 32.2g Protein 7.4g Fibre 2g


  1. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl, add the sugar then the eggs, egg yolks, vanilla, orange rind and melted butter, whisk until smooth. Gradually whisk in the milk until smooth and frothy. Set aside for the batter to rest for 15-30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180ºC /350ºF/Gas Mark 4. Generously butter a 20 cm (8 inch) diameter by 4 cm (1½ inch) deep round cake tin with a fixed base, add the cherries and heat in the oven for 5 minutes until sizzling hot.
  3. Quickly pour in the batter then return to the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes until the pudding puffs around the edges and the centre is just set and cooked like a custard tart. Take out of the oven, dust the top generously with sifted icing sugar and serve warm with spoonfuls of crème fraiche or vanilla ice cream. The dessert will sink as it cools so don’t be alarmed.

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