Sweet Cherry-Almond Clafouti Dessert Recipe

This recipe was originally published as part of our 2012 Valentine's Day menu in Tasting Table National

Developed in the Tasting Table Test Kitchen

Sweet Cherry-Almond Clafouti
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Sweet Cherry-Almond Clafouti
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Total time: 50 minutes
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced almonds
  • 1½ tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, 
plus 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar, divided
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup frozen sweet cherries
Optional Ingredients
  • Sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. In a baking dish, arrange the almonds in an even layer. Bake until they are golden 
brown, about 7 minutes, and set aside. Brush an 8-inch porcelain baking dish or pie plate with the 1½ tablespoons of the softened butter.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, egg, vanilla extract and 3 tablespoons of the sugar and whisk until blended. Add the flour and whisk again until just combined.
  3. Scatter the cherries evenly over the bottom of the buttered baking dish and top with half of the toasted almonds. Pour the batter over the cherries and almonds and top with the remaining almonds. Bake until the clafouti is browned, puffed and just pulling away from the sides of the pan, about 25 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon of sugar and cook until the top is caramelized, about 10 more minutes. Cool in the baking dish for 10 minutes. Serve warm from the dish with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, if desired.
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