A quick clafoutis recipe with black cherries buried in a rich creamy Tahitian vanilla custard.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Best, French
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Egg, Fruit
Diet Pescatarian, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 slices
Calories 214 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon cultured unsalted butter
  • 200 grams cherries (about 1 cup)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 50 grams granulated sugar (about 1/4 cup)
  • 31 grams all-purpose flour (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 Tahitian vanilla bean


  1. Move your oven rack to the middle position and preheat to 350 degrees F.
  2. Generously butter an 7" tart dish and then arrange the pitted cherries in an evenly spaced fashion.
  3. Add the eggs, cream, milk, sugar and flour to a blender or small food processor and then scrape the vanilla beans into it as well. Blend until smooth and free of lumps.
  4. Slowly pour the mixture over the cherries, being careful not to clump the cherries together.
  5. Place on a baking sheet and bake until puffy and golden brown (about 25-30 minutes).
  6. Slice and serve hot or at room temperature dusted with powdered sugar.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 48mg2%
Potassium 176mg5%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 440IU9%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.