Delicious Cherry Clafoutis is one of our favorite French desserts, with a creamy, custard-like texture and sweet bites of cherries throughout. Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm or cold with a dollop of whipped or vanilla ice cream.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously butter the bottom of a 9 or 10 inch round or oval baking dish. (I use a pie dish.)
Arrange cherries evenly around on bottom of dish.
In a blender, add all remaining ingredients: eggs, sugar, milk, flour, vanilla, almond extract and salt. Blend until smooth.
Pour the batter over the cherries and sprinkle with the 2 Tablespoons sugar.
Bake just until custard is set, about 35-45 minutes.
Clafoutis is delicious served warm, room temp or cold.
Storing: Because Clafoutis contains eggs and has a custard consistency, it should be refrigerated once cooled.Variations: Clafoutis can also be made with black cherries, plums, prunes, apples, pears, cranberries, or blackberries.Unpitted Cherries: If you decide to make this recipe with unpitted cherries, make sure your guests are aware!Reheating Instructions: Clafoutis lasts about 3 to 4 days, but is best served within 24 hours. It can be eaten cold or warmed up. If you choose to reheat it, microwave it in 15-second intervals until warm, or cover it with foil and bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 5 to 10 minutes.