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Jenny McCoy's Cherry Clafoutis

How this classic French dessert goes virtually unknown amongst many home bakers is a mystery to me. It is elegant, easy to make, and goes great with just about any ripe fruit—cherries are perfect for the season. Give it a try and tell your friends; I'm on a mission to give it the limelight it deserves. More

Cherry Clafoutis

How this classic French dessert goes virtually unknown amongst many home bakers is a mystery to me. It is elegant, easy to make, and goes great with just about any ripe fruit—cherries are perfect for the season. Give it a try and tell your friends; I'm on a mission to give it the limelight it deserves. More

Bake the Book: Cherry Clafoutis

Unlike other more complicated French desserts, the most difficult thing about the clafoutis is by far the pronunciation (say it with us, cla-foo-tee). Once you get past the French lesson you'll see that this creamy baked custard is a nearly effortless summer dessert—it's really just a matter of scattering cherries on the bottom of a cast-iron pan, topping them with a batter that's buzzed in the blender, and baking until puffy and golden. More

Cherry Clafoutis

This custardy French classic is great for those days when you don't feel like rolling out a crust—just scatter the bottom of a cast-iron skillet with fruit, buzz the batter in a blender, and bake until browned and puffy. More

Rhubarb Clafoutis

The classic French version is studded with cherries and baked but the same recipe could be used for nearly any spring or summer fruit. This Rhubarb Clafoutis from River Cottage Every Day by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall begins with stalks of rhubarb briefly roasted with orange juice and cinnamon. Once cooled and arranged in a baking pan, an eggy batter is poured over them and the cake is baked until slightly browned and puffy. More

Sunday Brunch: Cherry Clafoutis

I was truly sold on this cherry clafoutis the next day, when I had a sliver straight out of the refrigerator; the flavor and texture of the custard were best when it was cold. Pitting the cherries takes some time, but otherwise this is truly a lightning-fast batter. More

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