blender clafoutis

by jenna on July 11, 2011

What do you do with a basket of cherries, some eggs, milk, butter and sugar?

Well first, you pit your cherries. Otherwise you’d crack your teeth off…duh.


Yeah, it’s kinda annoying but worth it in the end! You could also just buy frozen pitted cherries….but what’s the fun in that?

Next, you dump everything else in the blender. For realz

Then just pour your flour-sugar-butter-egg-vanilla smoothie right there over your cherries! How easy is that?!

Bake for 35 minutes and wham……! Look what you made!

Why, it’s clafoutis!

A traditional French dessert that’s a cross between a dutch baby (eggy pancake) and a cake. Plus, it’s fun to say and even more fun to eat. Bring it to a fancy schmancy dinner party to impress moms and cute boys alike. It puffs up all pretty in the oven and once out, sinks a bit in the middle, kinda like a delicious cherry flavored souffle. It’s yummy.

Oh, and wear your favorite apron while baking. Preferably striped. And preferably in heels.

Blender Clafoutis

adapted from Gourmet

serves 6-8

Print this recipe!

Ingredients:

1 lb cherries, pitted

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup milk (I used almond milk)

4 T melted butter

1 vanilla bean, scraped

4 eggs

1/2 cup flour

1/4th tsp salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Spray a nine inch square pan with cooking spray and scatter your pitted cherries along the bottom. Place all other ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour batter over cherries and bake for 40 minutes until golden brown. Let cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Serve alone or with vanilla bean gelato.

Time:

50 minutes

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Molly @ RDexposed July 11, 2011 at 4:48 am

Any cherry-pitting secret tips?? Any way to avoid red tinted fingers??
I just got done pitting ~20 for my green/cherry smoothie and am red fingered.

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Susan July 11, 2011 at 8:27 am

My BF uses a teeny-tiny melon baller. He says it works better than a cherry pitter.

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amy walters, aDESIGNdock July 11, 2011 at 4:51 am

Love the name of this delightful recipe!

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Faith @ lovelyascharged July 11, 2011 at 4:51 am

I’m loving how simple yet impressive this looks – I may try it for the dinner I’m hosting tomorrow night!

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Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 11, 2011 at 4:52 am

I’ve never heard of clafoutis but this looks pretty delicious!
Going on my cooking bucket list for sure ;)

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kaila @ healthy helper! July 11, 2011 at 4:52 am

Oh man….quick, easy, AND uses fresh cherries!?!?! My kind of dish!

I use a cherry pitter for pitting an it works grrrreat!

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Cait's Plate July 11, 2011 at 4:52 am

This looks amazing. Cherries are on my plate for this morning – I saw them at the store and couldn’t resist. They’re really just looking SO perfect these days…though I could go for a cherry pitter…haha

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 11, 2011 at 4:53 am

This is so pretty! Every time I’m at Homesense I always get myself to a point of being about 90% ready to buy a cherry pitter, but then the money saver in me (who rarely speaks up loud enough to be heard) surfaces and says that the cherry season is so short that it’s not worth it. Regardless of whether or not I actually DO end up buying one at some point, I think I need to make this!

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Barbara July 11, 2011 at 5:34 am

I feel the same way! I am creating my wedding registry right now and part of me wants to put it on, but seriously, cherry season is so short! And using the meat thermometer seems to work ok.

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SunnySeedLisa July 11, 2011 at 5:59 am

The meat thermometer! What a good idea! Thanks, Barbara! I will have to try that one.

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Blog is the New Black July 11, 2011 at 4:56 am

Nice and easy! Whenever I see “clafoutis” I laugh… the name sounds like an STD! I am very mature. Obvi.

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laura July 11, 2011 at 6:29 am

don’t even stress, I’m exactly the same. I giggled like an immature child when I read the tile on twitter. it’s not just you.

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Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet July 11, 2011 at 4:57 am

Don’t forget the red lipstick! Mmmm love Dutch babies, so I’m sure I’ll love this :)

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Emily July 11, 2011 at 5:02 am

Yummmm! This looks so delicious! I will be making this very soon. Do you think that it would work with other types of fruit? Also, did you say there were eggs in it because I didn’t see how many you used on the ingredient list? Anywho…. I am super excited to try this recipe :D

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Meghan @ StruggleMuffins July 11, 2011 at 5:04 am

Cherries are never NOT yummy but there’s something about them in July – the yum factor just gets kicked up a notch when you food that’s in season. Love that you made this with a blender too!

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Baking 'n' Books July 11, 2011 at 5:06 am

Hmm…I feel like I’m in the stepford wives – heels, perfect aprons, “for realz”. ;)

A quick way to make it!

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corey @ Learning Patience July 11, 2011 at 5:07 am

Girl—you need a cherry pitter – I had no idea they exsisted until last year my husband bought me one — Sur La Table–they rock!!!! :-) Great pictures!

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Rachael July 11, 2011 at 5:09 am

This sounds delicious! We have so much summer fruit at the moment from our allotment.
I am english though…could anyone ‘translate’ the measurements into grams for me?! :)

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Alex July 11, 2011 at 5:09 am

Yum! This seems super easy- and the possibilities of different fruit are limitless! Maybe some blackberries….?

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Emily G July 11, 2011 at 5:11 am

I mightttt be a crazy person but I think the amount of eggs you used is missing… But beyond that this looks amazing and who doesn’t LOVE a recipe that is mostly made in a blender :) Making this asap …Once I know how many eggs to use ;)

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Tasha @ Voracious Eats July 11, 2011 at 5:17 am

This is such a cute dessert! I love simple but delicious classics like this, and I am diggin’ the modern blender twist. Nice one!

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Just Amanda J July 11, 2011 at 5:21 am

Hah! Your “How easy is that?!” totally reminds me of Ina :P Looks nummy!

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carolyn July 11, 2011 at 5:34 am

4 eggs are pictured–4 eggs for the recipe??? I can’t wait to make this after work tonight!

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katie @KatieDid July 11, 2011 at 5:46 am

I wonder why these aren’t more popular because it sounds so easy to make! Cherries are the besttttt :) Would this really work with any fruit?

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Patricia July 11, 2011 at 5:49 am

I love clafoutis with pitted cherries. But in France, we (usually) don’t pit our cherries to make le clafoutis ! Pits are supposed to give more taste to the clafoutis (and less juice in the batter too !). Great great recipe anyway…

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 11, 2011 at 5:54 am

Oh my gosh Jenna, this looks good! The annoyance of pitting the cherries is made up by the fact that everything else just gets blended. I love it!

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Holly @ The Runny Egg July 11, 2011 at 5:58 am

Cute dessert — I have never heard of this but I’ve seen variations on a few other blogs lately (Love Veggies and Yoga and Spabettie come to mind) — I must be missing out!

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Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 11, 2011 at 6:02 am

Oh, fresh cherries are wonderful and I love how simple this one is!!!

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Jessica July 11, 2011 at 6:04 am

I would like to try this with raspberries… cherries are so expensive on the east coast!

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Anne July 11, 2011 at 6:06 am

You forgot the eggs in the recipe…

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mary (sisters running the kitchen) July 11, 2011 at 6:07 am

i actually just bought some cherries and i am eating them now! this dessert looks so perfect. i love the simplicity of such a fancy sounding dessert!

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Krystina (Organically Me) July 11, 2011 at 6:16 am

Clafoutis makes me happy. It’s so delicate and beautiful. And fun to say.

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Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove July 11, 2011 at 6:21 am

My fiance LOVES cherries so I may have to whip this up for him!

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laura July 11, 2011 at 6:35 am

what a simple recipe. it’s bassically measure, mix, pour, cook & eat. delicious.

I’d be interested to see how &/or whether a vegan version could be made.

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Jen July 11, 2011 at 6:45 am

Since this recipe only calls for 1/2 cup of flour, I wonder if it would turn out okay if a gluten-free flour were to be used in substitution. Probably not. Meh. I love fresh cherries! I would probably eat the whole bag just preparing the recipe anyway.

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Patricia July 11, 2011 at 7:35 am

Actually, you can ! I make mine with 2/3 corn starch, 1/3 almond meal (or half each).

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MEghan July 11, 2011 at 6:50 am

I’m guessing this recipe needs 4 eggs from the photo… I didn’t see them in the ingredients list. I’m making this soon – looks delish!

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Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) July 11, 2011 at 6:58 am

This makes me want to run out and buy some cherries like.right.now.

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R @ Learning As I Chop July 11, 2011 at 7:54 am

Looks really good and summery. Any tips for pitting cherries?

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Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) July 11, 2011 at 7:59 am
Laura @ Cookies vs. Carrots July 11, 2011 at 8:19 am

This looks so delicious! I love dutch babies. I love cake. I think that means I love clafoutis (even if I don’t know how to pronounce it).

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Michelle July 11, 2011 at 9:12 am

As if I need another excuse to buy cherries!

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Mellie July 11, 2011 at 9:16 am

Yum! Could I use an electric mixer instead of a blender?

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Lauri (RedHeadRecipes.com) July 11, 2011 at 9:18 am

Dear Lord, PLEASE let our oven get fixed so that I can make this ASAP!

Thanks.
Lauri

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French Heart July 11, 2011 at 9:34 am

Love! Cherries are so beautiful. We’re so lucky to have so much wonderful fruit in California.

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Lee @ in the pink of condition July 11, 2011 at 9:36 am

Amazing! Looks delicious and not too tedious of a recipe

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 11, 2011 at 9:36 am

Jenna I made a mixed berry clafoutis in my blender (Vitamix) about 2 weeks ago and posted about it! Very similar to what you did. And SO EASY!

Tons and tons of people wrote in that they had never tried or even heard of a clafoutis, but they tried it…and were so happy they did.

Yours looks great, too!

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Anne July 11, 2011 at 9:54 am

Mmh, I printed the recipe earlier at work, followed the instructions and now wanted to comment (while its in the oven) and saw that the printed recipe did not include the eggs. So we will see how it turns out. It looks fine for now, but it will probably be not very tasty… :(

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Ruth July 11, 2011 at 9:58 am

Genius! I love it!

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Alycia July 11, 2011 at 10:14 am

Oh yum!!!
We have fresh tiny little strawberries in season right now (about the size of small cherries) I’m going to make it this week! Thanks :)

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Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) July 11, 2011 at 10:29 am

Haha I pretty much just want to make this because of the awesome name! ;-) Looks delicious.

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Jessica @ How Sweet July 11, 2011 at 10:30 am

want this now!

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Sara Winter July 11, 2011 at 10:47 am

Perfect timing – I bought a bunch of fresh cherries yesterday and I’ve got the remaining ingredients handy. Looks like pitting cherries is in my evening plans.

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Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen July 11, 2011 at 10:52 am

Whaaaa?! Hi easy, delicious dessert!

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Aleyta July 11, 2011 at 10:55 am

we went cherry picking the other day! This is perfect! thanks!

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Jane July 11, 2011 at 10:59 am

I had no idea that “clafoutis” was spelled with an “s” at the end. Thanks for clearing that up :)

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Katrina July 11, 2011 at 11:16 am

These sound awesome! Love how easy this looks. Yum!

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Jackie @ That Deep Breath July 11, 2011 at 11:29 am

This looks way too easy! I guess having to pit the cherries makes up for that haha. Good thing I have a cherry pitter!

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Maria July 11, 2011 at 11:49 am

I love how easy this recipe is! The cherries are gorgeous too!

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 11, 2011 at 12:22 pm

This looks like work ( to de-pit the cherries) but sososososooo worth it :)

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Lara @ TresLaLa July 11, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Holy coincidence, Batman! I made a Cherry Clafoutis yesterday (from a William Sonoma cookbook)! It was a bit too eggy for my taste, but all 12 pieces are gone, so I assume some of the others at the party loved it! :)

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Erin July 11, 2011 at 1:24 pm

This is so great! I had a pound of fresh strawberries just waiting to be used and made this with them this afternoon. Substituting the strawberries worked perfectly and they ended up melting into it, almost like ribbons of jam. I can’t wait to have it for dessert tonight! I may have already snuck a taste…

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 11, 2011 at 3:57 pm

I love how easy this is! But I do not love pitting cherries. :P

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Ally July 12, 2011 at 11:52 am

This looks delicious! My family is visiting from out of state and it is Bastille day on Thursday so I think I will make this!

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Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble July 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

This looks super yummy. Now I just need to find a way to make is single serving so I don’t eat the whole thing. Or find a fancy smancy dinner party to attend.

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Run Fast Travel Slow July 13, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Oh I love cherries and cherry season! I had clafouti for the first time when I was living in Paris…. this recipe looks super easy. I think it could be good over blueberries too.

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Kim July 14, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I can’t believe how easy this is! Jenna, you never fail to inspire when it comes to dessert time! :)

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Zaria Callen August 5, 2011 at 9:44 am

That sounds absolutely delicious! I think I’m going to have to try making it gluten free!

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Caitlyn September 19, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I made this with raspberries since I’m not such a huge fan of cherries, and I used a hand mixer since I don’t own a blender, and it turned out wonderful!!

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christine August 23, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Bought 20 lb of cherries for 10 bucks at the farmers market …. its in the oven now !!!

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