June 4, 2011

Cherry Clafoutis

Fresh, ripe cherries always herald the beginning of the summer for me.  I just love them - especially the sweet, crunchy bing variety.  But beware, don't indulge in too many at once or you'll be sorry....if you know what I mean!

The Saturday before Memorial Day I went cherry picking in Brentwood with my nieces and sister-in-law.   It was the first day of the season so we headed out bright and early with the hope of getting the nicest fruit. 

Even by 9:30am the parking lot was already jam packed with minivans and young families.   Sixty minutes, one pair of dusty sneakers and nine pounds of cherries later I was a very happy person.


I immediately got home and set about searching for a new cherry recipe.  I happened upon this one for clafoutis from Bon Appétit.   I'd never made it before, but it's the quintessential French dessert using cherries.  It tastes very much like a pancake or crepe and is so good served slightly warm with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Think we've just discovered a new Memorial Day tradition. 


  1. nice...i love cherries!

  2. I saw your photo on foodgawker! I saw the same recipe on Bon Appetit as well. I shall make it very soon, thanks for sharing.

  3. Your pictures are just lovely! I enjoyed this post very much.


  4. Anonymous6/05/2011

    Yum! We had fun going with you! R, S, and K

  5. Delicious... It looks so delicious!!! I need to eat this right now!


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