Cherry Gratin Recipe – Clafoutis aux Cerises, a fine and quick Dessert

Here I would like to show you my traditional and delicious French Cherry Gratin recipe

Such a cherry gratin is a great dessert, which you can also bring warm on the table. Your guests will definitely like it!

Clafoutis, that’s the French name, you can prepare with fresh cherries or with canned cherries. It is important to remember that the cherries must be stoned! 

You can also use other fruits such as pears, apricots, berries and strawberries. But cherries are typical for this fine dessert à la Maman.

I wish you a lot of fun with the preparation and a good appetite!

My cherry pie is another recommendation for you. Here photographed in the summer environment. Serve the tart on a tray with rose petals and leaves. Your guests will never forget that! © Food Photographer Thomas Sixt

1. Preparation for the Clafoutis aux Cerises

Cherry gratin as a delicious dessert French style. You will be tempted to start with the dessert first!

For your dessert you need…

Kitchen utensils:

  • ovenproof dish
  • pastry brush
  • mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • cherry stoner

Ingredients, shopping list:

  • fresh cherries
  • flour
  • egg
  • double cream
  • milk
  • lemon
  • vanilla sugar
  • brown sugar
  • butter
  • salt
  • powdered sugar

You can also serve the cherry dessert with whipped cream.

2. Clafoutis – how to prepare it

The dough is similar in consistency and preparation to a pancake dough. The preparations are accordingly simple.

A Clafoutis is a middle thing between cake and casserole and comes originally from the French Limousin.

Here are the steps, you can find them further down in the recipe with photos…

  • Butter the mould and preheat the oven to 180°C hot air.
  • Pit the fresh cherries.
  • Beat the dough ingredients well together.

Cherries in the mold – dough in the mold – baking – hmmm…

It smells delicious… Enjoy now!

3. Recipe Cherry Gratin

Here follows my recipe for cherry gratin with the exact quantities and the step by step explanations for you.

For your questions: For this I am available to you over the comment function…

Nobody can resist this French temptation with fresh cherries!

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4.96 from 22 votes
Cherry Gratin - Clafoutis aux Cerises
Cherry gratin recipe - Clafoutis recipe, a classic dessert with fresh cherries. Ingenious original French cherry dessert recipe to imitate with all the chef tips from German chef Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Desserts and Sweets
Cuisine: French Recipes
Keyword: Glutenfreie Rezepte
Servings: 2 Portions
Calories: 442kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 250 g fresh cherries or 300g pickled, well drained cherries
  • 40 g flour
  • 2 Stück eggs
  • 1 Stück egg yolk
  • 40 g brown sugar
  • 100 ml milk
  • 50 g Crème double
  • 1 Päckchen vanilla sugar
  • etwas some lemon abrasion i use the peel of an untreated lemon
  • 1 Prise salt
  • etwas Butter for greasing the mould
  • etwas iced sugar for dusting
  • Preheat the oven to 180° C. Grease the flat oven dish well with butter. Wash the cherries well and dry them on a kitchen towel.
  • Remove the pits from the fresh cherries. This can easily be done with a practical cherry pitter.
  • Place the cherries close to the bottom of the oven mould so that a layer is formed.
  • Mix the flour with the eggs, then add the sugar and milk.
  • Using a whisk, mix the ingredients to a homogeneous dough.
  • Add the crème double, vanilla sugar and lemon grated, and a pinch of salt.
  • Pour the liquid dough into the oven dish over the cherries.
  • Bake the casserole for 30 minutes at 180° C in the oven. Remove from the oven and sprinkle generously with icing sugar. Serve warm, enjoy your meal!

4. Calories Cherry Gratin

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Gratin - Clafoutis aux Cerises
Amount Per Serving
Calories 442 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 178mg8%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 6g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

5. More recipes

With cherries:
Cherry pie with puff pastry
Cherry cake with shortcrust pastry
More tarts and cakes:
Lemon tart - Tarte au Citron
Strawberry tart, a fantastic strawberry cake
Apricot tart with puff pastry
Apricot cake with shortcrust pastry - Apricot tarts
Remember for Christmas: Christmas Tarte recipe from cookie dough

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Author: Thomas Sixt

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