Clafoutis Cerises Recipe

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Here I would like to show you my traditional Clafoutis Cerises Recipe.

Such a cherry gratin is a great dessert, which you can also bring warm on the table.

Your guests will definitely like it! Clafoutis, that’s the French name, you can prepare with fresh cherries or with canned cherries. 

It is important to remember that the cherries must be stoned! 

You can also use other fruits such as pears, apricots, berries and strawberries.

But cherries are typical for this fine dessert à la Maman.

I wish you a lot of fun with the preparation and a good appetite!

1. Recipe Clafoutis Cerises

Here follows my recipe for cherry gratin with the exact quantities and the step by step explanations for you.

For your questions: For this I am available to you over the comment function…

Clafoutis aux Cerises

Baked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 442
Total Time 45 Min.
Preparation Time 15 Min.
Cook Time 30 Min.

Simple guide to prepare clafoutis aux cerises.

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Clafoutis Cerises Recipe Image
Clafoutis Cerises Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


250 g fresh cherries (or 300g pickled, well drained cherries)
40 g flour
2 Stück eggs
1 Stück egg yolk
40 g brown sugar
100 ml milk
50 g Crème double
1 Päckchen vanilla sugar
etwas some lemon abrasion (i use the peel of an untreated lemon)
1 Prise Salt
etwas butter (for greasing the mould)
etwas iced sugar (for dusting)


Wash the cherries and pat dry
Wash fresh cherries well and place them dry on the kitchen towel


Preheat the oven to 180° C.

Grease the flat oven dish well with butter.

Wash the cherries well and dry them on a kitchen towel.

Stone the cherries
Pitting the cherries with a cherry pitter

Pit cherries

Remove the pits from the fresh cherries.

This can easily be done with a practical cherry pitter.

Cherries in the baking dish
Place the cherries close together in a baking dish

Fill cherries

Brush the molds generously with room-warm butter.

Place the cherries close to the bottom of the oven mould so that a layer is formed.

Flour, eggs, sugar for a dough
Dough preparation for a sweet casserole

Prepare filling

Mix the flour with the eggs, then add the sugar and milk.

Sweet dough
Mixing a batter

Stir ingredients

Using a whisk, mix the ingredients to a homogeneous dough.

Cream double in the batter
Cream double in sweet casserole batter

Add ingredients

Add the crème double, vanilla sugar and lemon grated, and a pinch of salt.

Pour in the sweet batter for the casserole
Casserole with cherries: pour in the batter


Pour the liquid dough into the oven dish over the cherries.

Cherry bake ready-baked with powdered sugar
Nobody can resist this French temptation with fresh cherries!


Bake the casserole for 30 minutes at 180° C in the oven.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle generously with icing sugar.

Serve warm, enjoy your meal!



2. Nutritional Values

3. Ingredients and Utensils for Clafoutis Cerises

For your dessert you need… Kitchen utensils:

  • ovenproof dish
  • pastry brush
  • mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • cherry stoner

Ingredients, shopping list:

  • fresh cherries
  • flour
  • egg
  • double cream
  • milk
  • lemon
  • vanilla sugar
  • brown sugar
  • butter
  • salt
  • powdered sugar

You can also serve the cherry dessert with whipped cream.

4. Tips and Variants for Clafoutis aux Cerises

The dough is similar in consistency and preparation to a pancake batter.

Accordingly, the preparations are simple.

Dough variations:

-> Add more or less vanilla sugar or vanilla flavoring.
-> Add orange zest, in addition to lemon or instead of it.
-> A little cinnamon makes the dough more flavorful and the spice harmonizes with the cherry.
-> You can sprinkle roasted almonds or pistachios decoratively before serving.
-> The topping or frosting from the poppy seed cake would be a creamy addition.

A clafoutis, by the way, is a middle ground between a cake and a casserole and originally comes from the Limousin region of France.

Tips for sure success:

Nobody can resist this French temptation with fresh cherries!
Cherry gratin as a delicious dessert French style. You will be tempted to start with the dessert first!

5. More Matching Recipes Ideas

With cherries:

Cherry pie with puff pastry
Cherry cake with shortcrust pastry

More tarts and cakes:

Lemon tart – Tarte au Citron
Strawberry tart, a fantastic strawberry cake
Apricot tart with puff pastry
Apricot cake with shortcrust pastry – Apricot tarts

Remember for Christmas: Christmas Tarte recipe from cookie dough

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