AGA Executive Director and Executive Chef Carrie Balkcom

Clafoutis is a traditional French homestyle dessert.  Celebrate Cherry or other local berry and Fresh Farm milk or cream

  • 1 3/4 cups whole or farm fresh milk ;or 1 cup milk and 3/4 cup cream mixed
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 3/ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 2 cups pitted cherries or other local berry

Serves 6

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Coat a 9″ quiche dish or other dish with cooking spray or butter

Place the milk in a small saucepan. Add the vanilla.Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes, or until milk is hot, but not boiling.  Remove from heat, set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the eggs and sugar. Whisk well to combine.

Whisk in the flour, mixing until no lumps are visible.

Whisking constantly, slowly add about 1/2 cup of the milk.  Then whisk in the rest of the milk.

Place the cherries or other berries over the bottom of the oiled dish.

Pour the batter over the cherries. ( If there are any lumps in the batter,strain through a medium sieve)

Bake for 30 minutes or until batter puffs up and set.

Cool slightly. Cut into wedges and serve with sugar cookies for a wonderful summer time dessert.

Can be made ahead.  Chill until ready to serve.  Before serving remove from refrigerator and let stand at room temp for 30 minutes.