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Cherry Clafoutis in a cast iron skillet dusted with powered sugar and garnished with fresh cherries.
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5 from 2 votes

Skillet Cherry Clafoutis

Skillet Cherry Clafoutis is a French countryside fruit dessert baked in a sweetened creamy custard-like batter then dusted with powdered sugar.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Cherry Clafoutis
Servings: 8
Calories: 266kcal
Author: Ned Adams

Equipment

  • 10-inch cast iron skillet
  • Mixer

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. cherries pitted
  • 4 eggs separated
  • cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. almond extract
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. salted butter softened
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest (from one lemon)
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Wash and pit the cherries; set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Separate the eggs.
  • Beat the egg yolks and sugar on medium-high for about 8 minutes.
  • Lightly beat the egg whites in a separate bowl; set aside.
  • Slowly and individually, add the flour, extract, salt, and heavy cream to the egg mixture; beat until combined.
  • Add the egg whites, beat until combined.
  • Coat the skillet in the softened butter.
  • Toss in skillet in the oven for 5 minutes to heat up.
  • Add the cherries to warm skillet and then sprinkle the lemon zest over the top.
  • Pour the batter over the zested cherries; smooth to make even.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow to rest for a 3-5 minutes.
  • Dust with powdered sugar, slice, and serve.

Notes

Can I use frozen cherries?

Yes, you can use frozen, unsweetened, pitted cherries in place of fresh ones. 

Can I freeze cooked cherry clafoutis?

Yes! I had some left over from all my testing. I wrapped it up well and popped it in the freezer. We enjoyed it for the next month. Not sure how long it will last past that. 

Nutrition

Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg