Recipe: Cherry Clafoutis


This classic fruit tart is easy to create and makes a perfect pudding for al fresco summer dining

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 min

Cooking time: 25 min


2 eggs

75g caster sugar, plus extra for preparing the baking dish

40g plain flour

100ml double cream

100ml milk

225g cherries, stoned

Icing sugar for decoration

If cherries are not readily available available, the same amount of any other soft fruit may be used instead.


– Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / gas mark 4.

– Lightly butter a large baking dish and sprinkle with a tablespoonful or so of caster sugar to coat the inside.

– Make the batter – whisk together the eggs and sugar in a large bowl. Sift in the flour, whisk to mix, and then whisk in the double cream followed by the milk. Leave to stand for at least 15 minutes.

– Scatter the cherries in the dish and pour over the batter. Bake for up to 25 minutes, or until the batter is just firm.

– Remove from the oven and leave to cool a little before dusting with icing sugar to serve.

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