Cherry-Chocolate Clafoutis

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Makes: 8

Ingredients

  1. 1 lb fresh sweet cherries
  2. 3 tbsp Unsalted Butter, divided
  3. 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  4. 1 pkg Ground Almonds
  5. 1 cup milk
  6. 1/2 cup 10% half and half cream
  7. 4 Large Size Eggs
  8. 1/3 cup sugar
  9. 2 tbsp sugar
  10. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  11. 1/2 tsp salt
  12. 1/3 cup (about half a bar), chopped dark chocolate
  13. 2 tbsp icing sugar

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C) and place rack in centre of oven. Wash cherries; remove stems and pits.
  2. Melt 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter. In a food processor or with a hand mixer, combine flour, almonds, milk, cream, eggs, 1/3 cup (75 mL) sugar, melted butter, vanilla and salt. Mix until batter is completely smooth, 45 to 60 seconds. Let rest.
  3. Butter a 10-inch (25 cm) ceramic or earthenware tart or pie pan with remaining 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter. Pour 1/3 of the batter into dish and bake until very lightly set, 5 min. Remove from oven and scatter cherries, remaining 2 tbsp (30 mL) sugar and chocolate over batter. Pour remaining batter evenly over all. Bake until puffed, set and golden brown around the edges, 45 to 50 min. Let cool 10 min.; dust with icing sugar and serve.
TIP!: Before serving, dial up the presentation with some additional grated chocolate, icing sugar or both.