Easy And Delicious Cherry Clafoutis Recipe

Cherry Clafoutis recipe

Our easy and delicious cherry clafoutis is the perfect summer dessert. It is light, creamy, and fruity – just simply scrumptious.

Unlike most recipes, my version of this French dessert uses canned cherries instead of fresh cherries.

Because I am using canned cherries, which by the way are much cheaper than using fresh ones, my family and I are enjoying this cherry clafoutis at any time of the year.

I do like the custard-like batter because it is not too sweet but still so creamy.

For a fruity dessert, my cherry clafoutis recipe feels quite indulgent.

In fact, fruity desserts, whether my German Apple Cake with Streusel Topping, my Homemade German Apple Cake Recipe (More Apples Than Dough), or this Cherry Clafoutis are my go-to desserts to impress family and friends.

cherry clafoutis recipe
drain the cherries

You can serve this simple classic French treat with whipped cream, and ice cream or just on its own. I like it best served warm but you can also serve it cold. It is really up to you.

Other recipes you may like: Incredible Baked Cheesecake With Chocolate Crumbles or Delicious Bread Recipe With Lemonade

cherry clafoutis last step, add the cherries to the batter
add the cherries to the batter

If you don’t have cherries at hand, you can use other fruits like pears, blueberries, or apples, just to name a few.

Most recipes use powdered sugar before serving the cherry clafoutis. But I urge you to try my sugar/cinnamon topping which I sprinkle on top for the last 15 minutes of baking time.

I just love the caramelized result. It goes so well with the cherry-custardy end product. Yummy!

cherry clafoutis
So delicious

Easy And Delicious Cherry Clafoutis

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I hope you will try this incredibly easy and delicious fruity dessert that is perfect for those long summer days.

Thanks to the canned cherries you can make our cherry clafoutis all year round.

I would love for you to leave a rating and a comment below. Thanks so much in advance for your time.

cherry clafoutis recipe

Easy And Delicious Cherry Clafoutis

This classic fruity French dessert is so easy to make and simply delicious. Thanks to canned cherries you and your family can enjoy this Cherry Clafoutis all year round.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 8 portions



The batter

  • 1 jar Morello cherries (content: 750 grams)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour


  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • First off, drain the juice of the cherries by simply emptying the jar over a sieve. Catch the juice in a bowl.
    1 jar Morello cherries
  • Crack the eggs into a large bowl.
    3 eggs
  • Add the sugar and vanilla extract and mix well.
    1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Now gradually add the melted butter along with the milk and heavy cream.
    4 tbsp melted butter, 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Sieve the flour and whisk it into the liquid.
    1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Grease the baking dish and fill in the batter.
  • Scatter the cherries on top of the batter
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 180 Degrees Celcius/350F for 30 minutes

The Topping

  • mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl
    3 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon
  • After 30 minutes in the hot oven, take the cherry clafoutis out and sprinkle the topping over the half-baked clafoutis. Note: you don't need to use up all of the topping mix.
  • Put the clafoutis back into the oven and bake for another 20 minutes
  • Let the cherry clafoutis cool down for 15 minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy!


Keyword cherry clafoutis, fruity dessert
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