Cherry Clafoutis baked in a casserole dish with a serving spoon tucked into it and cherries lying around
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Cherry Clafoutis

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If you have followed me over the last few weeks… You know that in the summer time I am all about delicious, easy, and sweet recipes that require minimal prep. In that spirit, I am bringing you this delicious Cherry Clafoutis.

Cherry Clafoutis baked in a casserole dish with a serving spoon tucked into it and cherries lying around photographed from above

Do not get confused by this fancy name. This dish is super delicious and absolutely easy to make!! What is a clafoutis you might be asking? It is basically a French dessert where fruit gets baked in eggs, sugar, flour, and milk. Of course I have made some adjustments in order to make it refined sugar-free and gluten-free 😉. Think of it as a very moist cake with fruit in it. The cherries that I have used as fruit are a perfect here because they provide texture but they also add a heck load of additional moisture!!

Cherry Clafoutis put on a plate with a fork tugged into with cherries lying around

Truly – do not be confused by the rather “long” preparation time for the recipe. I accounted for pitting the cherries 😂. That is honestly the longest part of the recipe. Everything else is “simply” throwing the ingredients together and then putting it into a baking dish and popping it into the oven. Ice cream is, of course, optional – but (as you well know) in my opinion always a good idea on the final clafoutis 😉.

Cherry Clafoutis put on a plate with a fork tugged into and vanilla ice cream on top with cherries lying around, photographed from above

Why is this Cherry Clafoutis good for you?

This recipe is again, super simple and only requires a few good-for-you ingredients. Because I rarely use cherries in recipes I thought I was going to highlight them this time around 🙌🏻.

Cherries

Sweet, and delicious cherries. I do find they make a wonderful snack or, as is the case here, are a perfect addition for baking. Cherries contain quite a bit fiber, vitamin C, potassium, copper, and manganese. In addition, they are stock-full of polyphenols that act as anitoxidants in the body. These polyphenols have been shown to reduce cellular damage whilst also providing massive anti-inflammatory benefits. Both of these factors are a huge protector for your heart. In addition, the potassium found in Cherries helps to maintain a regular heart beat and also reduces excess sodium from your body, which can positively influence your blood pressure levels.

Cherries on a small golden plate photographed on a dark background

The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits found in Cherries do not only contribute to combating free radicals and oxidative stress. They may also help in with exercise recovery. Tart Cherries and juice appeaer to be effective in aiding muscle recovery, pain, and damage. Not too bad for such a small, mighty fruit – right 😉?

How can I adjust this Cherry Clafoutis to my dietary requirements?

This recipe is refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian. If you would like to make this recipe paleo (and you do eat a bit of sweet) swap the sorghum flour for more coconut flour and be sure to use a paleo-friendly baking powder. Due to the eggs used, this recipe is, sadly not suitable for the vegan lifestyle.

Cherry Clafoutis put on a plate with a fork tugged into and vanilla ice cream on top with cherries lying around

Other Fruit-Baked Desserts on the Blog

If you like to have fruit in cakes (or muffins) – you are in good company – because so do I 🤣. Here is some more inspiration:

And there you have it for this week 🤩. I hope you enjoy this delicious Cherry Clafoutis! As always – please let me know how you get on, either in the comments below and/or by rating the recipe. I love hearing your feedback!! Happy (cherry) baking everyone 🥰.

Cherry Clafoutis

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Ann Robejsek Course: DessertCuisine: French, gluten-free bakingDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

25

minutes
Baking time

45

minutes

Sweet, easy, and delicious. This Cherry Clafoutis is simple but oh-so-good whilst being wholly refined sugar-free and gluten-free!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (ca. 350 gr.) of cherries

  • A little bit of oil for greasing

  • Dry ingredients
  • ¼ cup (38 gr.) coconut sugar

  • ¼ cup (33 gr.) coconut flour

  • ½ cup (66 gr.) sorghum flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/8 tsp. vanilla powder

  • Sprinkle of salt

  • Wet ingredients
  • ¼ cup (60 ml.) maple syrup

  • 1 cup (240 ml.) cup dairy-free milk

  • 2 eggs

How to

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) on top and bottom heat. Grease a baking dish (ca. 30 x 20cm – ca. 11 by 7.5 inches) with a little bit of oil and set aside
  • Start by de-pitting the cherries. I found the easiest way to do this was to cut with a knife around the cherry to halve it and then cut once more in four quarters in order to pull it apart around the pit
  • In a bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix through. The Cherry Clafoutis batter should feel fairly moist and “liquidy”. Add the cherries and mix through. Put into the prepared baking dish and pop into the oven for ca. 45 minutes or until golden on the top and a toothpick comes out clean. Serve warm or cold, with ice cream or yogurt, and ENJOY!!!

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